Fire At Newark Assisted Living Center

Newark – At approximately 2:29 p.m. this afternoon, Thursday May 5, Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder was dispatched to Brookdale White Chapel Assisted Living Community, on West Village Road in Newark,  for reports of a fire.

Witnesses at the scene indicated that smoke filled parts of the building after a small microwave fire.  Arriving fire crews quickly extinguish the fire. No injuries were evident.


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