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N.J. firefighter severely burned in 3-alarm apartment fire

With burns on his hands, arms, neck and head, the Newark firefighter remains hospitalized in stable condition


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Vashti Harris

NEWARK, N.J. — A Newark firefighter suffered serious injuries after responding to a three-alarm apartment fire at South 16th Street and Clinton Avenue on Saturday afternoon.

Newark firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire on the fourth floor of an occupied four-story residential building, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé confirmed.

By 2:33 p.m., a third alarm was called.

The injured firefighter suffered severe burns to his hands, arms, neck and head, according to Fragé, and is hospitalized in stable condition.

No other injuries were reported.

The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation by the Newark public safety department’s arson unit.


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