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Fire Displaces Several in Newark's South Ward


The American Red Cross provide temporary shelter for about a half dozen residents after an early morning fire caused severe damage to their house.

Firefighters were called to 69 Van Ness Place shortly before 3 a.m. where they observed smoke and fire coming from the second floor of a two and a half story house according to reports.

Crews were able to bring the fire under control in less than a half hour where a search of the structure had no trapped or injured occupants.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.