NEWARK, NJ – The man who died in a Newark fire that also injured a child and six others on Friday night has been identified, according to NJ.com.
This is an update to a previous story.
Newark man Jimmy Escobar, 39, was pronounced dead at 12:18 a.m. Saturday morning on the 100 block of Magazine Street.
The fire started around 11 p.m. Friday on the second floor of the apartment building before spreading to the upper floor and then to a nearby building. The fire was brought under control just before midnight.
The seven other people hurt in the fire have injuries that are not considered to be life-threatening.
According to the article, the Red Cross stated that it assisted eight families and 17 people total with emergency assistance for their basic, immediate needs after the fire.
Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the fire.
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