Newark Fire officials reported no injuries in a raging building fire that erupted in a section on Newark's South Ward overnight.
Heavy fire tore through a home at 882 South 19th Street around 12:15 a.m. sending firefighters to the scene to investigate.
Upon arrival, fire officials struck a second alarm for manpower when they observed intense flames ripping through the home and extending to other buildings in the area.
According to officials, firefighters made entry into the house but swiftly evacuated after the home became a risk for collapsing.
PSE&G were called to the scene to cut gas and electricity as firefighters gained the upper-hand of the fire just before 1:30 a.m.
Two families, comprising 4 adults and 7 children, were relocated.
The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation by members of the Newark Fire Division’s Arson Unit.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.