A two-alarm blaze in Newark’s West Ward caused severe damage to a city home and left two firefighters hospitalized in stable condition, officials said.
The fire ripped through a two-story home in the 100 block of Vermont Avenue shortly before 5 p.m., according to Capt. John Brown, a spokesman for the city’s fire department. Six people were home at the time, but escaped unharmed, Brown said.
Fifty-five firefighters were called to the scene, where they battled the blaze for nearly an hour, Brown said. One firefighter suffered second-degree burns to his hands, face and ears, and another had to be treated for smoke inhalation, according to Brown.
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