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28 displaced by three-alarm Jersey City blaze

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Jersey City firefighters respond to a fire at 1716 Kennedy Blvd. at 3 a.m. on July 30, 2020. Some 28 residents were displaced.

Ron Zeitlinger
NJ Advance Media Group, Edison, N.J.

More than two dozen residents were displaced when an apartment building on Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City caught fire early Thursday morning, authorities said.

Jersey City firefighters responded to 1716 Kennedy Blvd., in the Greenville neighborhood, just after 3 a.m. and saw a working fire in the two stories of residential units located above Vincent’s, the pizzeria and deli on the ground floor, Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said.

All 28 residents of the building were evacuated safely as the blaze went to a third alarm. Firefighters quickly put out the fire and averted the spread of the blaze to nearby buildings.

Firefighters returned to the scene at 10 a.m. when workers boarding up windows found some wood smoldering inside the building.

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