Newar fire officials are looking into the cause of a fire that damaged a house and left nearly a dozen residents homeless on Wednesday evening.
Firefighters raced to the scene of a fire at 78 Monticello Avenue after receiving reports of a fire with possible injuries.
Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke coming from the upper level of a two-and-a-half-story wood-framed house at that location.
Crews began to stretch two lines after flames started to tear through the home.
According to officials, firefighters made their way inside the building to check for trapped and injured occupants, which came back negative.
The American Red Cross said the following:
“Our Disaster Action Team responded to a home #fire on Monticello Avenue in Newark, helping three families (11 people) with Red Cross emergency assistance for temporary lodging, food and clothing needs”.
The blaze was placed under control in under a half-hour, with the cause under investigation.