Nearly three weeks after a house fire killed six people, the Newark Fire Department is rejecting claims of slow response time, CBS 2’s Lou Young reported.
At CBS 2’s request, the 911 tapes were released Monday documenting frantic calls for help as a fire raged through a Newark home earlier this month, leaving six people dead.
The six family members who were killed in a fire in Newark this past weekend all died of smoke inhalation, and their deaths were accidental, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Authorities said a yard full of plastic flowers and other decorations helped ignite a fire that led to the deaths of six people, including two children, in Newark on Sunday.
Six people — including two children — were killed in house fire early Sunday morning in Newark, Essex County officials said.