Newark, NJ (77WABC)-Officials say a 7-year-old boy was found dead on the third floor of a townhouse on Astor Place in Newark, NJ after a fire broke out around 4:50 am today.
Seven others were hurt in the early morning fire including three other children and four adults. The extent of their injuries is not believed to be life-threatening.
7-Year Old Dies at Astor St. Fire. Newark Firefighters responded at 4:50 a.m. Fire was considered under control at 5:15 a.m. Cause and origin of the fire is under investigation by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. https://t.co/k8RthbMvss via @Nextdoor pic.twitter.com/icHNmIiVF9
— Dept. Public Safety (@NewarkNJPolice) April 8, 2021
The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation by The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Flames can be seen shooting from the townhouse at 65 Astor Place in a Twitter Post before sunrise:
Newark NJ W/F 65 Astor Street 3 story townhouse fire all floors. Rescue Problems, Jumper, on arrival. Fatal Fire 1 confirmed. pic.twitter.com/2eqgWX4Det
— NorthJersey FireNews (@NJFires) April 8, 2021