Two-Alarm Blaze Injures Three NJ Firefighters

After nearly four hours, around 65 Newark firefighters were able to extinguish the commercial blaze that broke out in a vacant two-story building and spread to a nearby structure late Friday.

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Around 65 Newark, NJ, firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze that broke out at a vacant commercial building and spread to a nearby structure late Friday.
Around 65 Newark, NJ, firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze that broke out at a vacant commercial building and spread to a nearby structure late Friday.
Newark, NJ, Department of Public Safety

Three firefighters were injured while battling a 2-alarm fire in Newark on Friday night.

About 65 firefighters responded just before 9 p.m. to a 2-story vacant commercial building on the 700 block of South Orange Avenue, according to a release issued by the Newark Department of Public Safety.

The fire then extended to a second vacant building.

One of the injured firefighters was taken to University Hospital for treatment of a minor head injury and released. The other two firefighters were treated at the scene by EMS and remained on duty, officials said.

The fire was extinguished around 1:18 a.m. The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation by the Newark Fire Division’s Arson Unit.

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