Authorities: 2 women, 2 firefighters hurt in house fire

October 14, 2019 GMT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a house fire in New Jersey’s largest city has left four people injured, including two firefighters.

The blaze in the two-story home in Newark broke out around 12:35 p.m. Sunday and soon spread to the house next door. But firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in about 30 minutes.

Two women who lived in the first home were treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries, while two firefighters were treated for shoulder injuries. Their names have not been disclosed.

Eight residents overall were displaced by the fire. They were receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.