House Fire Leaves 3 Injured

By Dan Stamm
|  Thursday, May 9, 2013  |  Updated 11:47 AM EDT
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A Swedesboro, N.J. couple suffered injuries after jumping to escape a home fire. A firefighter also was injured battling the blaze. NBC10's Tim Furlong reports.

A Swedesboro, N.J. couple suffered injuries after jumping to escape a home fire. A firefighter also was injured battling the blaze. NBC10's Tim Furlong reports.

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Three people, including a firefighter, were hurt in a house fire this morning.

The blaze broke out before 245 a.m. on the 300 block of Weatherby Avenue in Swedesboro, Gloucester County, N.J.

The fire was under control by about 3:20 a.m. but not before three people were hurt..

Two people in the house were hurt after they had to jump out of a back porch roof of the home to escape the flames, reported NBC10's Tim Furlong.

The residents, both believed to be in their 50s, suffered smoke inhalation and injuries from the fall from the roof. The female victim told NBC10's Tim Furlong off camera that her husband remained hospitalized with smoke inhalation.

A firefighter was treated for a knee injury and released.

The house appeared to be a total loss.

"There was a lot of heavy fire on the front porch when we arrived," said Chief Ed Barber.

Investigators were talking to neighbors to try and figure out what caused the blaze. Barber said a cause remained under investigation.

 


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