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Fire in apartment building injures 7

September 21, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Fire broke out in a 15-story apartment building in Asbury Park, injuring seven people and temporarily trapping several others on balconies, fire officials said.

All the injured suffered smoke inhalation, including an 80-year-old woman who lived in the apartment where the fire began and was critically hurt.

Five firefighters and a youth suffered less severe injuries, fire officials said.

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