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Firefighters Responding To Newark Kitchen Fire Find Children Living With Insects

800 block of South 19th Street
800 block of South 19th Street Photo Credit: Google Maps

Newark firefighters responding to a kitchen fire found something much worse: Bugs and filth.

The Newark Fire Division called code enforcement to the first floor of the house on the 800 block of 19th Street, for the presence of children and insects around 12:50 a.m. Wednesday, a city spokeswoman said.

Ten residents were evacuated in the fire. 

A fire inspection and investigation remain ongoing.

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