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.
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.