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All Hands Fire in Newark

By CHRIS TOMPKINS, Senior Correspondent | April 18, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 041920105

Newark, NJ - Newark firefighters battled heavy fire conditions in a vacant structure on the corner of S. 7th St. and 14th Ave., April 18th. Around 9:45 P.M., a full box was dispatched to the area of 297 14th Ave. for multiple calls reporting a house fire. Engine 6 arrived on scene to heavy fire on all floors of a vacant structure, which was the scene of a previous fire. All companies were to bring in their own water and go into exterior operations on arrival. Engines 6 and 14 put deck guns into operation as well as Ladder 11's aerial. Two collapses in the rear occurred as companies knocked down the heavy fire and kept the flames to the original fire building. Once the fire was knocked down, crews entered the building to open up and check for any hot spots. The fire was placed under control under an hour, with no injuries reported.

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