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Deadly Fire In Newark Claims The Lives Of Six People

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Newark, New Jersey (My9NJ) - A deadly fire spread through a home in Newark, New Jersey over the weekend leaving six people dead including 11 year-old Zion Forbes and 15 year-old Stephon Sydney. Over 80 fire fighters responded to the fire which took place on Father’s Day and police are still investigating the cause of the deadly blaze.

Bruce lives directly next door to the now torched home and he said that he was asleep at the time the fire erupted during the early hours of Sunday morning. He explained how he woke up and immediately called 911. He, along with other people in the neighborhood say they are traumatized over what happened.

“I’m upset about what happened to the family next door they were wonderful people and it shouldn’t have happened. It’s still fresh and raw in my heart and my mind and we’re just trying to deal with this tragic loss," he explained.

It looks like at this point the community is just beginning the mourning process as they await answers from law enforcement officials as to the cause of this fatal fire.


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