NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A dozen families were evacuated from their homes after flames engulfed a house in Newark early Saturday morning.
The blaze broke out shortly before 2 a.m. on 122 Fleming Avenue and quickly spread to two other homes.READ MORE: Studios Reach Deal With Film And TV Crews To Avoid Looming Strike
It took roughly 60 firefighters more than three hours to bring the fire under control.
All occupants were evacuated and tended to by members of the American Red Cross.
Authorities say three firefighters sustained minor injuries and one resident suffered a panic attack, but fortunately all occupants were evacuated and tended to by members of the American Red Cross.READ MORE: NYPD: Delivery Worker Stabbed To Death, E-Bike Stolen Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park
In total, 26 adults and 3 children were displaced, according to officials.
Investigators say the fire, which was not considered suspicious, may have been caused by the use of a space heater.
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Roughly ten miles away, a fast-moving blaze ripped through an apartment complex in Roselle later Saturday.