Last Updated 5/4/2020 at 7:21 p.m.

CLARK, NJ – A fire ripped through a home on Jupitor Street at approximately 4:00 p.m. Monday, leaving major destruction in its wake.   According to Mayor Sal Bonaccorso a male resident and his dog were home at the time. 

Bonaccorso said the homeowner made it out but the dog did not survive despite Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos performing CPR on the animal.

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Fire Chief Frank Cerasa said there were very heavy fire conditions on the first and second floor in both the front and rear of the home when crews arrived.  He said the resident was out of the home upon their arrivial, and his crew brought the dog out.  

In total Clark had three engines on the scene two from Linden and one each from Rahway and Cranford.   Scotch Plains officials were on the scene as were the Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, Union County Arson Squad and Clark Police.

Cerasa and Bonaccorso said Union County team  would investigate the cause and origin of the fire after the scene was secured.

TAPinto Clark will share updates as they become available.

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