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Newark Firefighters Extinguish West Ward House Fire

By rlsmetro on

Firefighters swiftly extinguished a fire that damaged a house in the West Ward Saturday morning. 

The fast-moving fire broke out at 297 Smith Street at 3:30 a.m., sending crews to the scene to do battle. 

Upon arrival, firefighters from a nearby station observed heavy fire spreading to several parts of the two and a half story house. 

While firefighters stretched several lines to attack flames, EMS units were called in for several residents suffering minor injuries. 

Firefighters knocked down the blaze in under a half-hour, with less than a half dozen residents displaced and assisted by the American Red Cross. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.