NEWARK - Several people were injured and dozens displaced after a multi-house fire in Newark. 

According to officials, the fire broke out at about 4 a.m. and spread to three homes on Bergen Street between Madison and Avon avenues.  Each of the homes had three apartments inside.

A mother and two of her daughters, believed to be 9 and 4 years old, were taken to the Burn Center at Saint Barnabas in critical condition.  The father was also hospitalized.

Two firefighters with slight injuries are expected to be OK.

Fire officials say some of those rescued had to be pulled from the buildings.

Those displaced by the fire are being assisted by the Red Cross at the Avon Avenue school.

There is no word yet on how the fire started.