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City of Newark Police Division
Monday September 16th, 2019 :: 10:05 a.m. EDT


Newark Firefighters Extinguish Two-Alarm Fire at 168 Sherman Avenue Rescuing 6 People from the Basement

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports that members of the Newark Fire Division extinguished a two-alarm fire at 168 Sherman Avenue on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

At approximately 9:50 p.m., firefighters responded to the 3-story wood frame building, where the fire was upgraded to a second alarm in less than 10 minutes. While several residents escaped the building, firefighters located 6 residents in the basement and led them out to safety. A total of 26 people, representing 8 families were relocated. No injuries were reported.

The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation by the Newark Fire Division’s Arson Unit.

City of Newark Police Division
480 Clinton Ave
Newark, NJ 07108

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Non-emergencies: 973-733-6000

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