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7 displaced, 3 firefighters injured in Paterson house fire

By Jayed Rahman
Published: December 11, 2016


Seven people were displaced and three firefighters were injured in a two-alarm fire that ravaged an East 18th Street home late Saturday night, according deputy fire chief William Henderson.

Henderson said the fire at the two-family property at 746 East 18th Street came in at about 11:30 p.m. He said the fire started on the second floor and spread to the attic. It quickly reached second-alarm, he said.

Three firefighters suffered burn injuries and are being treated at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, said the deputy chief. Firefighters sustained non-life threatening injuries including burns to their heads while battling the blaze, said authorities. No civilians were injured, according to officials.

Firefighters were at the scene until 3:15 a.m.

Cause of the fire remains under investigation, said Henderson. The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office was on the scene of the fire. Passaic County prosecutor Camelia Valdes’ office said authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.

“The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. This investigation is ongoing,” Valdes said in a statement on Sunday evening.

The displaced residents are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

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