Deck collapse injures 22 people during Firemen’s Convention


Wildwood, NJ (CNN) — At least 22 people were hurt in a multi-story balcony collapse at a home in Wildwood, New Jersey Saturday night.

At least three of the injured are children. The victims were taken to two area hospitals.

It all happened during the New Jersey Firemen’s Convention.

More than a dozen firefighters responded and surrounded the debris from the fallen decks. Fire officials say at least six people who were treated are family members of a local county fire department who were there vacationing.

Officials say they were on the second-floor deck when the top deck collapsed. Debris was scattered in front of the home and on the sidewalk.

There’s no word yet on what caused the collapse.

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