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3 firefighters injured while battling Newark building fire: authorities

Newark building fire
Newark building fire
Posted at 10:25 AM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-11 10:25:28-05

NEWARK, N.J. — Three firefighters were injured while battling a fire at a building in Newark Friday night, authorities said.

About 65 firefighters responded to the two-story vacant commercial building in the vicinity of South Orange and Chelsea avenues around 9 p.m., according to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose.

The blaze then extended to a second vacant building next door.

Three firefighters were injured, authorities said. One was taken to the hospital for a minor head injury. The other two firefighters were treated at the scene and remained on duty, authorities said.

No other injuries were reported.

The fire was deemed under control just after 1 a.m., authorities said.