Suspicious Fire Under Investigation on Newark-Irvington Township Border

Irvington fire officials have taken over the investigation into a suspicious fire that occurred in the Township on Friday night.

According to preliminary reports, residents in the area dialed 911 when thy observed thick smoke and fire coming from the rear of a vacant building located at 392 14th Avenue at approximately 9:50 p.m.

Newar Firefighters arrived at the scene and began to extinguish rubbish that was burning behind the house according to officials.

Crews were able to get the blaze under control and after a search, there were no injuries reported.

Arson detectives were called to the scene to handle the investigation.