North Hudson Firefighters Battle a 3-Alarm-Fire in Union City

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Photos and Story by Ron Jeffers.-

One North Hudson firefighter was taken to the hospital for an arm injury, and a resident treated for smoke inhalation after flames raced up the rear of a three-story dwelling at 3401 Hudson Avenue, Union City, shortly after 3 a.m., Monday morning.

The fire started on the first floor and flames quickly traveled up walls to the top floor. Firefighters used hooks to open up walls and ceiling to get to the concealed pockets of fire. Deputy Chief David Donnarumma transmitted a third-alarm for manpower due to a labor intensive operation.

The hard work performed by firefighters was evident by members of the North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue as the exited the building covered with debris.

A Union City police bus was on hand to shelter residents until they could be assisted by city and Red Cross officials.

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