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BREAKING NEWS NEWARK: Boiler Explosion in Newark West Ward House Injures Several


One person is being rushed to St. Barnabus Burn Center in Livingston after a boiler exploded and caused severe injuries to the victim in a Newark West Ward house.

Emergency responders and rescue crews rushed to the teens block of Cedar Avenue at shortly before 8 a.m. after several of an explosion with injuries was reported.

Firefighters arrived to find one person suffering serious burns and at least three others sustaining non-life threatening injuries.

Residents on the block told RLS Metro that they heard a loud bang then screams from victims before firefighters arrived.

Crews were able to extinguish the blaze that extended and destroyed the house swiftly.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

We are awaiting an official report from The Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose.

UPDATE 8:25 a.m. The address is 16 Cedar Avenue

UPDATE 8:43 a.m. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office are on the scene.