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Huge fire in Jersey City

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NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) -

At least nine Jersey City firefighters were overcome by the heat while battling a huge fire in the afternoon heat on Friday.

The fire broke out in a multistory building at Boyd Avenue and John F. Kennedy Boulevard West.

Flames tore through the roof and there was extensive damage to the building. The buildings on either side also showed fire damage.

Two of the firefighters were reportedly transported by EMS to a hospital. Their conditions were unknown. Several other firefighters at the scene were being treated for what appeared to be heat related conditions.

The fire had gone to four alarms by 1 p.m.  Temperatures were near 100 degrees at the time of the fire.

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