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Newark Firefighters Battle North Ward House Fire

By rlsmetro on

Newark Public Safety officials are reporting that members of the Newark Fire Division extinguished a 2-alarm Fire at 109 Highland Avenue today.

Officials said just before 2:40 p.m., firefighters responded to the occupied residence on a call of a fire. 

A second alarm was immediately called with some 70 firefighters in total responding to the scene. The fire extended to the adjacent property at 107 Highland Avenue.

Police said no injuries have been reported, but 10 adults have been relocated from 109 Highland Avenue and 7 adults and 4 children have been relocated from 107 Highland Avenue.

The fire was considered under control at 3:24 p.m.

The cause and origin of this fire is under investigation by the Newark Department of Public Safety’s Arson Unit.