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20 Residents Displaced, Firefighter Injured in Newark East Ward Fire

By rlsmetro on

Fire officials in Newark are reporting that members of the Newark Fire Division extinguished a 2-alarm fire at Lentz Avenue on Tuesday. 

Officials said at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Fire Division responded to a call of a fire at an occupied multi-family home located at 35 Lentz Avenue.

On arrival, firefighters determined the fire originated on the second floor and had spread to the third floor and was extending to the neighboring home of 31-33 Lentz Avenue.

According to officials, a second alarm was initiated, resulting in approximately seventy firefighters assisting with extinguishing the fire at both locations.

The residents of the homes were evacuated with no injuries reported and the fire companies were able to have the fire under control by 4:30 p.m.

Officials said one firefighter sustained a minor injury and was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

Twelve adults and eight children were displaced and relocated elsewhere.

The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation by the Department of Public Safety’s Arson Unit.