- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a large fire in northern New Jersey has displaced 20 people and damaged several homes.

Officials say Newark firefighters were called to the scene just after 8:30 p.m. Sunday and found fire in one home that was starting to damage two others. It took firefighters more than two hours to control the blaze.

Capt. Derek Glenn, a police spokesman, tells NJ.com that a man walking through the area told authorities he found an elderly woman running from the fire and went inside to help rescue her husband from a second-floor apartment.

Glenn says one firefighter was injured and treated at the scene.

The American Red Cross is helping five families that were displaced.

It’s unclear what sparked the blaze.

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