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A Boy Dead Three Other Children Among 7 Hurt In A Newark NJ Fire

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.

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:

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