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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