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Fire Destroys House in Newark's West Ward

By rlsmetro on

Firefighters in Newark battled an early morning fire that destroyed a house in the city's West Ward Sunday. 

Heavy fire tore through a three-story wood-framed house located near the intersection of Arsdale and Oak streets just before 4:55 a.m. 

According to fire officials, when firefighters arrived at the scene, they found flames engulfing the third floor. 

Crews stretched four lines as they attempted to make entry inside the burning building. 

As of 5:24 a.m, there were no injuries reported, but firefighters used caution while in the home during their search due to weakened floor conditions on the third level. 

Officials placed the blaze under control around 5:26 a.m., with the cause under investigation.