NEWARK, NJ — Almost 65 firefighters responded to battle a blaze at a vacant, two-story commercial building in Newark last weekend. Several were injured, authorities said.
According to the Newark Department of Public Safety, emergency crews responded to 755 South Orange Avenue at 8:57 p.m. on Saturday. By that time, the fire had extended to a second vacant building at 753 South Orange Avenue.
The fire was placed under control at 1:18 a.m., authorities said.
Three Newark firefighters were injured. One was transported 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, authorities said.