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Fire Destroys Newark North Ward House

By rlsmetro on

Firefighters extinguished a 2-alarm fire at 220 North 5th Street today.


According to police, just t before 11:50 a.m., firefighters responded to the 3-story wood frame residence on a call of a fire.  

A second alarm was immediately called with some 70 firefighters in total responding to the scene.

Officials said no injuries have been reported, but four families, comprising 17 adults and 5 children have been relocated.

The fire was considered under control at 12:55 p.m. The cause and origin of this fire is under investigation by the Newark Fire Division’s Arson Unit.