UPDATE: Fire Kills Man in Newark North Ward House; Critical Injuries for Another Man

Newark Police officials are reporting that members of the Newark Fire Division removed a deceased male from a two-alarm fire at 388 Summer Avenue today.

Officials say, firefighters responded to the fire at the two and a half story residential building at 5:54 a.m., with 65 firefighters on scene.

According to fire officials say one male was located on the first floor and has been pronounced deceased.

A second male is reportedly in critical condition, three other adults suffered minor injuries and two animals have been found dead at the scene.

The fire was considered under control at 6:40 a.m. in which our families, including seven adults and no children, have been relocated.

The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation by the Newark Fire Division’s Arson Unit.