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Small fire quickly put down at Bergen jail, two sent to hospital

Photo Credit: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter

ONLY ON CVP: A small fire at the Bergen County Jail that was quickly extinguished this afternoon sent an officer and a staff member to the hospital with smoke inhalation, authorities said.

The fire broke out around noon in a co-generator room behind the jail and was extinguished by staff in less than 10 minutes, David Martinez of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

The two were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center as a precaution, he said.

The jail was briefly placed on lockdown during the incident.

PHOTO: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter

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