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Fire displaces 15 people in New Jersey, no injuries

February 18, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Newark say a fire has displaced 15 people, including four children, but no one was injured.

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose says 85 firefighters battled the blaze that began shortly before 1:30 p.m. Saturday in an empty residential building and spread to a three-story occupied one. It was under control in about an hour.

Firefighters also extinguished a fire at restaurant and attached house in the city. It was spotted around 7:20 a.m. Saturday and under control about 15 minutes later. No one was injured or displaced.

Investigations of the fires are continuing.

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