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.