Newark Firefighters battled an early morning fire that gutted a house in the city's North Ward Wednesday.
Fire tore through a two-and-a-half-story house located at 333 North 7th Street around 4:30 a.m.
Firefighters arrived and found flames on the first floor with heavy fire extending to the home's second floor.
Officials say over a dozen firefighters on the scene stretched multiple lines and began to knock down flames that ultimately made its way through the cockloft then out of the roof of the building.
Crews fighting the fire rescued several occupants who were reportedly trapped inside the home.
At approximately 5:25 a.m., the fire was brought under control with about 7 adults and 7 children displaced.
No severe injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation.