Fire Erupts at New Jersey Hotel

A blaze at a hotel in Elmwood Park, N.J., Wednesday afternoon forced one person to jump out of a window but resulted in no serious injuries, according to the man's account and authorities.

Sean Johnson said he jumped from a third-story window at the Red Carpet Inn when the smoke became unbearable.

The fire at the hotel on Route 46 started after 1 p.m. and was knocked down by 3 p.m., according to local authorities.

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First responders were going from room to room to make sure all hotel patrons and staff were accounted for. The fire is believed to have started with a mattress on the first floor.  

No one suffered serious injuries, according to initial reports from authorities.   

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