Early morning three-alarm fire displaces sixteen people in Newark

NEWARK, NJ – An early morning fire displaced fifteen people, including one child in Newark on Saturday. Firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire shortly after 7 am at 851 South 19th Street.

According to Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé, at approximately 7:07 a.m., firefighters responded to 851 S. 19th Street on a call of fire.

A second alarm was called at 7:08 a.m., and a 3rd alarm was called at 7:38 a.m.

The fire spread to two nearby homes on the street. No injuries have been reported.

Photos by Newark Fire Dept.

The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation by the Newark Department of Public Safety’s Arson Unit.

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