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Firefighter Injured in Newark West Ward House Fire

By rlsmetro on

Fire officials in Newark are investigating a house fire that injured a firefighter and displaced several residents in Newark's West Ward Thursday evening.

Officials said at 7:02 p.m., Newark Firefighters responded to 95 South Munn Avenue, an occupied two and a half story wood-frame residence, on a report of a kitchen fire that ignited on the second floor.

Upon arrival, crews observed heavy flames tearing through the roof of the home.

Officials said during the fire, a firefighter was transported to University Hospital after complaining of leg pain.

Crews were able to knock much of the fire down in under an hour and with no other injuries reported.

The fire was considered under control at 7:59 p.m.

Three adults and three children were relocated due to the fire officials said.

The cause is under investigation.