Firefighters Battle Trailer Fire in Newark’s East Ward

Newark Firefighters battled a raging fire that ignited inside a trailer filled with tires in the city’s East Ward this afternoon.

Crews found heavy flames coming from the trailer located in the vicinity of 19 Hyatt Avenue near Wilson Avenue just before 2:50 p.m.

Thick black smoke was visible as far away as Staten Island.

Crews gained control of the blaze in under a half-hour with no injuries reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.