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2 dogs dead, 14 families displaced after fire engulfs Newark homes

NEWARK, N.J. — Several families are without a home, two dogs are dead and multiple firefighters suffered minor injuries after a fire broke out in Newark early Saturday, according to officials.

The blaze started around 2 a.m. at a home along Fleming Avenue in Newark and quickly spread to at least two neighboring houses, fire officials said. At least five buildings were damaged.

Fire officials said 14 families were displaced, and The American Red Cross said they are assisting at least 39 people.

No humans were seriously injured, but fire officials said two dogs died.

Four firefighters also suffered minor injuries.

A space heater is being eyed as the possible cause of the fire, which remains under investigation, fire officials said.