Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara reports that a man and woman suffered burns and a Newark Police Officer and one of the victims suffered smoke inhalation at a fire at 534 South 20th Street today.
According to police officials, at approximately 7:47 a.m., Newark Firefighters responded to a call of a fire in the basement of a 3-story residential building.
Officials said that the victims were transported to University Hospital for treatment. No other injuries have been reported.
The fire was considered under control at 7:58 a.m.
Four families, including 8 adults and 2 children, have been relocated.
The cause and origin of this fire are under investigation by the Newark Fire Division’s Arson Unit.