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Newark Firefighter Injured in 2-Alarm Fire on South 14th Street

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Newark Police officials report that a Newark Fire Division firefighter was injured during a 2-alarm fire at 817 South 14th Street today.

According to officials, at approximately 11:02 a.m., firefighters responded to the vacant 2-1/2 story residence on a call of a fire. A 2nd alarm was immediately called with some 70 firefighters responding.

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Officials said that the fire quickly extended to 813- 815 South 14th Street, an occupied 3-story wood frame residence, and to 819 South 14th Street, also an occupied 3-story wood frame residence.

According to officials, the injured firefighter sustained a minor injury to his neck. He was evaluated at the scene by EMS and remained on duty. 

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No other injuries have been reported, but 5 families, including 13 adults and 8 children were relocated from 813-815 South 14th Street and two families, including two adults, were relocated from 819 South 14th Street.

The fire was considered under control at 12:32 p.m. The cause and origin of this fire is under investigation by the Department of Public Safety’s Arson Unit.

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