Paterson firefighter, civilian injured in four-alarm fire that damaged four homes | Paterson Times

Paterson firefighter, civilian injured in four-alarm fire that damaged four homes

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A blaze that began at a vacant two-story home on Sunday afternoon spread to adjacent properties leaving four properties damaged, a firefighter, and a civilian injured, said deputy fire chief Ryan Murray.

Murray said the firefighter and the civilian suffered minor injuries at the scene. The fire was reported at about 4 p.m.

“We had heavy fire on arrival,” said the deputy chief. He said the fire began at 343 Hamilton Avenue and spread to 341 and 345 Hamilton Avenue.

The aluminum siding of 339 Hamilton Avenue sustained fire damage, said Murray. 341 and 345 Hamilton Avenue are both two-family homes, according to city records.

Firefighter brought the four-alarm blaze under control by 6:20 p.m., according to fire officials.

Murray said the vacant structure sustained heavy fire damage and there was a partial collapse. He said firefighters remain on the scene monitoring hot spots.

It’s not yet clear how many people have been displaced as a result of the fire.

Jay Rahman contributed to this report.

  • Ken Cole

    Homeless people,now that the weather is changing the will be many more like this ,while council ,administration,to busy suing each other ,or naming streets after murdered victims . This abandoned house problem bin plagued ng this city fo years ,these leaders suckin Paterson keep filling there pockets will the rest of the city falls apart.

  • Yogi Zuna

    Abandoned homes are an extreme danger to other homes next to them because of the fire hazard. This should be a priority for the mayor and the city council.

    • http://www.facebook.com/animalabusewar Animal Abuse War

      not only dangerous to the homes next to them,but to the entire area.the minute a home is found to be abandoned, it is used for crime,sex,drugs,etc-
      they bring trash humans to even great neighborhoods.
      we must have laws enforced of whoever is in charge of upkeeping those properties,whether it's homeowners,banks or the city.very strict laws,that if not obeyed,causes them to lose the home in 3 months-& that's even too long