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Firefighters Rescue Burn Victim in Newark South Ward Fire

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Newark Firefighters rescued a male burn victim during a fire at 45 Bragraw Avenue last night.

Police say at approximately 9:33 p.m., firefighters responded to a fire that started in the kitchen of a first-floor apartment in the two-story brick building.

Firefighters located a male burn victim in the dining room with 3rd degree burns to his lower arms and hands and 2nd to 3rd-degree burns to his face. 

Firefighters moved the victim to outside of the building where he was treated while awaiting EMS.

The victim was then transported to Saint Barnabas Burn Center for further treatment.

The fire was considered under control at 9:43 p.m. 

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