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5 injured, including 2 firefighters, in N.J. fire

Posted: 6:57 AM, Apr 13, 2017
Updated: 2017-04-13 10:23:02-04

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, New  Jersey — Five people, including two firefighters, were injured in a New Jersey house fire Thursday, according to fire officials.

Firefighters responded to reports of a blaze on Orion Road in Berkeley Heights early Thursday, Union County fire officials said.

Two older residents and a caretaker were found trapped inside, and two were immediately rescued, the fire official said. Following further efforts, the third was also recovered.

Two firefighters were injured during the fire fight — one suffering smoke inhalation, the second sustaining a hand injury, according to firefighters at the scene.