Hell fire in Newark
Around 0145 hours, Newark FD responded to 198 Ferry Street for a structural fire. The fire went to 5 alarms and spread to 4 adjoining buildings. The fire started in the building at the corner of Ferry and Polk. The fire extended into the cockloft and spread to exposure Bravo, Bravo1, 2 and 3.
60 people were left homeless and 1 firefighter and 1 civilian were injured.
While NFD was fighting this fire, a building fire came in at 0300 hours for Ferry Street and Foundry Street. Newark Ladder 12 arrived and reported a fully-involved building and requested a 2nd alarm. Engines from Belleville, Orange, South Orange and Irvington responded in to assist NFD ladders 12 and 6.