Residents evacuated after massive fire rips through Newark building

NEWARK, N.J. — Several families are displaced after a fire broke out at a Newark building early Thursday.

Flames ripped through the building along Sussex Avenue and Third Street. According to the fire chief, the blaze started on the first floor and quickly moved to the second and third floor.

About four families were evacuated from the building, according to Newark officials.

AIR11 was over the scene, where flames and thick, heavy smoke was seen coming out of the building.

No injuries were reported, fire officials said.

The Sussex Avenue Renew School is located down the block. Fire officials assured parents that the smoke should not affect students, but school officials decided to cancel classes Friday, according to the principal. More than 400 students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend class there.

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