On September 11, 2016, the Newark Fire Department responded to a building fire in the area of Market and Ferry Streets. On arrival, companies found a large, four-story, lightweight frame building with a restaurant on the first floor and apartments above with heavy fire and smoke showing. Companies reported people trapped and numerous rescues were made via ladders, as well as through the interior. Based on reports and the visible smoke condition, BC-5 transmitted a second alarm while en route. On arrival, Deputy 1 transmitted a third alarm and, within 20 minutes of the arrival of the first units, pulled all members out of the building and set up a collapse zone as heavy fire was now through the roof and showing from all sides of the building on several floors. All visible fire was knocked down in just over an hour but, as companies tried to re-enter, they were again pulled due to structural instability and the fire began to escalate, and all members were pulled. Several firefighters suffered minor injuries including one with a possible broken ankle.                      

– Fire News photos by Peter Danzo