Nearly 30 people displaced as fire razes homes in Paterson

Firefighters rushed to save a person inside the home at 113 Warren Street as the fire climbed to four alarms.

News 12 Staff

Jan 9, 2022, 5:35 PM

Updated 887 days ago

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Nearly 30 people are out of their homes after a massive Sunday morning fire in Paterson.
Firefighters rushed to save a person inside the home at 113 Warren Street as the fire climbed to four alarms.
The blaze started around 8 a.m. The fire at the multi-family home quickly spread to 111 Warren Street and neighboring 115 and 117.
News 12 New Jersey was told firefighters saved a man who was trapped inside during the blaze, and he is being treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.
The Red Cross was on scene to help find shelter for over 26 displaced people. News 12 New Jersey was told the number of the displaced is expected to rise.
The fire is now contained but not under control as 85 firefighters were on scene at the peak of the blaze, one of whom sustained minor injuries from a fall on ice.
Paterson Fire Department Chief Brian McDermott said he expects to be on the scene for hours to get the fire under control.
Two of the units were destroyed as crews work to determine the stability of the buildings.
As of right now, the cause of the fire is under investigation. Although arson investigators are on scene, it doesn't appear to suspicious in nature.


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