4-alarm fire rips through 3 homes in Paterson

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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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