Battery fire

Officials are crediting a smoke detector with preventing significant damage after a battery caught fire in a Newark home Sunday night.

Officials are crediting a smoke detector with preventing significant damage after a battery caught fire in a Newark home Sunday night.

The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Lena Court in the Nonantum Mills neighborhood, according to Lawrence Tan, a spokesman for Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company.


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