2 firefighters hurt in Passaic apartment fire; hundreds displaced

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PASSAIC, N.J. —Officials say two firefighters have been injured and hundreds have been displaced by a fire that ripped through an apartment building in Passaic.

The fire broke out around 8:30 p.m., on the top floor of a 5-story apartment building located at 290 Gregory Ave. Within an hour, the fire grew to six alarms as flames burst through the roof of the building. By 11 p.m., the fire grew to eight alarms.

Passaic County spokesman Keith Furlong tells NJ.com that two firefighters suffered minor injuries. One had burns to the neck and another was injured when a ceiling partly collapsed on him. They were taken to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Patterson.

Furlong says between 300 and 400 people have been displaced.

A Red Cross spokeswoman says disaster relief personnel are at the scene and have set up a reception area for the displaced.

Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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