Fire captain injured in Newark blaze, suffered facial burns

NEWARK, NJ – Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara reports that a fire captain was injured during a fire at 473 North 9th Street Monday.

“I am very grateful that the fire captain’s injuries are not serious and that all residents have been safely evacuated,” Director O’Hara said. “I commend the Newark firefighters who worked tirelessly to put this fire under control.”

At approximately 6:23 p.m., firefighters responded to a call of fire in the basement of the residential building. Additional engines and an additional ladder responded to assist in controlling the fire. The injured firefighter suffered burns to his face and was transported to Saint Barnabas Medical Center for treatment. No other injuries have been reported.

The fire was considered under control at 7:15 p.m.

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