Nearly 20 displaced by Paterson fire

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Nearly 20 people were displaced after a fire ripped through several buildings in Paterson.

The fire started around 8:30 a.m. Friday near River and Lyons streets. Officials said the fire started in a liquor store and then spread to nearby apartment buildings.

Officials said that firefighters were pulled out of the structure as flames ripped through the attic and before the roof collapsed.

The American Red Cross was able to assist the seven families that were impacted by the fire.

No injuries were reported.

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