The two-alarm fire broke out at two multi-family homes located at 626 S. 20th Street around 4:30 p.m., bringing nearly 70 firefighters to the scene.
The blaze was located on the first floor of one of the 3-story houses.
The injured firefighter suffered second-degree burns to his neck and was transported to University Hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported.
The fire was considered under control at 5:40 p.m.
The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation by the Newark Department of Public Safety’s Arson Unit.
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