Fire Tears Through Building on Newark-East Orange Border

Firefighters in Newark and East Orange Battled a raging fire that tore through a building on the border ro both towns early Thursday morning.

Several 911 calls alerted firefighters of a fire that broke out inside a vacant three-story multi-family building located in the 30's block of Chelsea at around 2:35 a.m.

Crews arriving at the scene found heavy smoke billowing from the building with flames engulfing a portion of the structure.

Firefighters gained control of the blaze at around 3:05 a.m. as they continued to extinguish hot spots up until 4 a.m.

There were no reports of injuries.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation by the East Orange Fire Department.