Firefighters Extinguish Apartment Fire in East Orange

Firefighters swiftly knocked down a fire that ignited inside a building in East Orange overnight.

The fast moving fire broke out at 238 Shepard Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. sending firefighters to the scene where they were able to contain the blaze inside an apartment of the two-story multi-family building.

A check for trapped or injured occupants came back negative.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.