Avoid Cherry Street in Newark between Mirabeau and Rochelle due to house fire

The public is advised to avoid Cherry Street in Newark between Mirabeau Drive and Rochelle Avenue because of a house fire, police said this afternoon.

Cherry Street is closed in the area and is expected to remain closed for at least two hours, police said shortly before 3 p.m.

The house fire is on Anjou Place and has closed Cherry Street, police said.