2-alarm apartment fire in Paterson leaves several residents displaced
Several people were displaced after a two-alarm ripped through an apartment building in Paterson Sunday morning.
Authorities say the fire started around 10 a.m. on Sunday at an apartment building on Fair Street. The say around eight units were affected. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control.
Residents of the building told News 12 they believe the fire started on the second floor of the building, though the cause is unclear.
“I heard the alarm going off, but I assumed that it was next door because it didn't sound like it was coming from the building," says Abbullah Abbul Saboor, who lives below where the fire started. "And then maybe three or four minutes after, they started banging on the door, saying get out of the building…there's smoke coming from the building, so I grab my daughter and I grab my cat, and I try to get some papers and stuff and ran out of the building."
Authorities say no injuries or deaths were reported, but one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
The Red Cross is working to find shelter for residents who were displaced by the fire.