One Dead, One Injured in Newark (NJ) Fire

A single-alarm fire killed one man and burned another this morning in Newark, New Jersey.

The Star-Ledger reports ( that the fire began in the basement of a five-story apartment building in the city’s North Ward.

Firefighters brought the fire under control in 20 minutes, but one mad died and another was hospitalized with burns.

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For more on firefighting concerns in apartment buildings and residential structures, consider Increasing the Odds for a Successful Rescue, Fires Below the Residential First Floor, UL Unveils Basement Fire Online Training Program, and Recognition and Attack of Basement Fires.

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