BREAKING NEWARK NJ: Multi-Alarm Fire Breaks Out at 'old' Seth Boyden Housing Complex in Newark
There are no injuries reported in a multi-alarm fire that broke out in an unoccupied building in Newark's South Ward this afternoon.
According to fire officials, heavy fire tore through the four-story multi-dwelling buildings at the old Seth Boyden Housing Projects located on Center Terrace and Frelinghuysen Avenue at approximately 2 p.m.
The blaze sent dozens of firefighters to the scene where they arrived to find intense flames tearing through the roof of the building.
Firefighters were able to make it inside the building where they searched for trapped and injured occupants which came back negative according to reports.
Crews struck a second and third alarm for manpower to the scene.
UPDATE 5:38pm Shortly after 2 p.m., firefighters responded to the fire, which originated at 145 Seth Boyden Terrace, a 3-story brick vacant building. The fire quickly spread to the roof and ultimately extended to 143, 139, 137, 135 and 133 Seth Boyden Terrace. The fire was upgraded to 3-alarms with a total of 85 firefighters responding, and was considered under control at 3:47 p.m.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.