Fire on Ridge Street

A fire on Ridge Street in the North Ward first reported shortly before 10 p.m. Friday evening has destroyed three homes and displaced at least 18 people and injured three firefighters.

The fire started at 286 Ridge Street and spread to the homes on either side.


A fire at 286 Ridge Street in the North Ward of Newark.

The Red Cross is providing accommodations for the families that have been displaced.

My staff will be reaching out to the families to see how we as a community can come together and help out.

Please check back early next week when I will have more details.

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UPDATE # 1: MAY 31, 2015: 

Donations of clothing needed (Bring to 646 Mount Prospect Avenue, second floor (above Omar's Cafe):


  • Size Medium shirt (mens)
  • Shoe size 9.5/10
  • Pants size 32x31  


  • Size XL shirt (mens)
  • Shoe size 9.5/10
  • Pants size 34 


  • Size Medium Shirt (Women)
  • 3:Shoe size 6/6.5
  • Pants size 6  

2 Children 

  • Size medium/small (girl, age 13) 
    • Shoe size: 2/2.5
    • Pants size 12/13 
  • Size 6/5 (girl, age 6)
    • (Kids Girl)Shoe Size 10/10.5
    • Pants size 5/5 (Kids Girl) 

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