- Associated Press - Sunday, June 11, 2017

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Three people escaped from a burning home with the help of several firefighters who happened to be in the area as they drove to a training event.

Jersey City fire officials say no serious injuries were reported in the blaze, which broke out around 8:45 a.m. Sunday.

A man and a woman riding on a motorcycle saw the flames and reported the fire. About a dozen firefighters riding in a van heard the call and went to the home.

The firefighters were able to put a ladder against the home and bring two men and a woman to safety.

The men and two firefighters were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. The woman was treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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