3-alarm fire rips through warehouse in Paterson

Firefighters have gained control over a fire at a medical supply warehouse in Paterson.The fire broke out at around 6:30 a.m. at the National Surtrex

PATERSON - Firefighters have gained control over a fire at a medical supply warehouse in Paterson.

The fire broke out at around 6:30 a.m. at the National Surtrex Corporation building on McLean Boulevard. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries battling the blaze.

Fire officials say the building contains medical packaging that may have fueled the fire. Several dozen firefighters were called to fight the blaze from a defensive position.

Authorities shut down Route 80 eastbound near exit 60 and Route 20 near 21st Avenue in both directions due to the response.

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