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One Dead In Newark House Fire, Another Seriously Hurt

Fire at a Newark home claimed one life, officials said
Fire at a Newark home claimed one life, officials said Photo Credit: Newark Fire Department

Dozens of firefighters responded to a multi-family Newark residence Wednesday morning, officials said. 

Fire broke out at 388 Summer Ave. shortly before 6 a.m. Sixty-five firefighters were called to the two-alarm blaze before it was brought under control around 6:40 a.m. 

One person jumped from a window to escape the blaze, according to media reports. 

Firefighters also discovered a deceased male on the first floor of the home. A second person suffered serious injuries, while three others suffered minor injuries.

Two animals also died in the fire.  

A total of seven adults were displaced. 

The fire is under investigation. 

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