JERSEY CITY - Six families were left homeless this Easter Sunday as a two-alarm fire ripped through through their three-story building in the Jersey City Heights, officials said.
The fire at 182 Griffith St., a six-unit building between Summit and Central avenues, erupted around 11 a.m., city public safety spokeswoman Carly Baldwin said.
All the residents of the house will remain displaced tonight, some requiring assistance from the Red Cross to find lodging, Baldwin said.
The cause of the fire is believed to have been electrical, she said.
A firefighter was injured taking the cap off a fire hydrant. The pressure caused the cap to spin off and hit him in knee. He was taken to Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health and has been released, Baldwin said, adding there were no other injuries.
According to witnesses, most of the fire damage appeared to be toward the front of the house.
The fire was put under control around 11:30 a.m.