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Firefighters Battle Three-Alarm Fire That Gutted Three Homes in Newark

By rlsmetro on

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports that one Newark Firefighter was injured in a 3-alarm fire at 511 South 16th Street today.

Officials say around 8:45 a.m., firefighters responded to a call of a fire in a vacant three story wood frame residential building.

A second alarm was called within five minutes and a third alarm called shortly thereafter. Some 90 firefighters responded as the fire extended to two adjacent vacant buildings at 509 and 513 South 16th Street.

One firefighter was transported to University Hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury. No other injuries were reported and no families were relocated.

The fire was considered under control at 9:12 a.m.

The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation by the Newark Fire Division’s Arson Unit.