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Newark house fire leaves 1 dead and 7 injured, officials say

Newark fatal fire
Posted at 9:10 AM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 09:10:51-04

NEWARK, N.J. — A man is dead and seven others are injured following a two-alarm house fire in Newark Friday night, according to the fire department.

Firefighters were called to the three-story home on Magazine Street, near Komorn Street, just after 11 p.m., fire officials said.

About 70 firefighters battled the blaze, which started on the second floor and quickly spread to the third floor, according to officials.

An unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene and seven additional victims, including one child, were taken to University Hospital for treatment, fire officials said.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control just before midnight.

A total of 15 people were displaced by the fire and were relocated, fire officials said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.