Woman Injured in Newark West Ward High-Rise Apartment Fire

Residents inside a high-rise building in Newark's West Ward were forced to evacuate after a fire started inside an apartment at the building early Sunday morning.

According to a statement released by Newark Police officials, the fire started shortly after 8 a.m. where members of the Newark Fire Division responded to 200 Mount Vernon Place on a fire alarm that activated on the first floor of a high rise residential building.

According to officials, firefighters arrived at the scene and found smoke coming from one of the apartments and swiftly knocked down the small blaze.

Officials say a female victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Saint Barnabas Hospital in Livingston for treatment.

Newark Firefighters placed the fire under control at 8:21 a.m. according to officials.

The cause and origin of the fire is being investigated by the Newark Fire Department's Arson Unit.

There were no other injuries reported.

Mount Vernon Place, Newark, NJ, 07106