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Three-Alarm Fire Destroys Abandoned Building in Newark's North Ward


Firefighters in Newark battled an early morning multi-alarm fire that destroyed an abandoned building in the city's North Ward Saturday. 

 At approximately 1:52 a.m., Newark firefighters responded to a call of fire in an unoccupied 3-1/2 story wood frame residential building.

The fire extended to adjacent occupied buildings at 295 Clifton Avenue and at 299 Clifton Avenue and was immediately upgraded to a 2nd alarm; with a 3rd alarm called at 2:34 a.m.

The main fire building, at 297 Clifton Avenue, experienced a partial collapse.

No injuries have been reported, but 12 adults have been relocated from the two adjacent buildings at 295 Clifton Avenue and at 299 Clifton Avenue. 

Some 100 Newark Firefighters responded with assistance from Jersey City, Bloomfield, and Montclair Fire Departments. 



The cause of the blaze is under investigation by Newark Fire officials.