4-alarm fire rips through 3 homes in Paterson

4-alarm fire rips through multi-family home in Paterson

4-alarm fire rips through multi-family home in Paterson (6/19/15)

PATERSON - A woman and two children had to jump out a window as a fire destroyed several homes in Paterson, injuring four people and displacing 28 others.

The fire began shortly before 4 a.m. Friday at a home on 477 Ellison St. It spread to adjacent homes at 475 and 479 Ellison St.

Several neighbors, including a 16-year-old boy, helped rescue people.

The fire destroyed two homes and the third sustained smoke damage.

Fire officials say the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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