Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A two-alarm fire in Newark's North Ward destroyed a row house, killed
three animals and left one city firefighter injured this morning,
The blaze, which erupted around 5 a.m., caused heavy smoke, fire and
water damage to the Lincoln Avenue home, according to Capt. John Brown, a
city fire spokesman.
Brown said the blaze began as an electrical fire on the first floor of
the home. Four people had to be re-located by the American Red Cross,
according to Brown, who said one firefighter had to be treated for minor
injuries after the incident.
Two dogs and a chicken were also killed in the fire, Brown said.
The building was completely blackened in the front, as firefighters
walked through piles of debris and shattered glass to salvage items from
the fire. The building next door also suffered minor smoke and fire