Paterson firefighters extinguish three house fires overnight | Paterson Times

Paterson firefighters extinguish three house fires overnight


Firefighters put out three fires in different parts of Paterson on Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Four people were displaced in the fires. No firefighter or civilian injuries were reported, said deputy fire chief Pablo Del Vale.

First fire was reported at 6:47 p.m. on Monday at 428 East 36th Street. Upon arrival, firefighters observed fire in the first floor and began to spray the flames.

Two people were displaced due to the fire, said the deputy chief.

Second fire was reported at 1:14 a.m. on Tuesday at 484 East 26th Street. Firefighters observed flames on the first floor extending into the second.

Two people were displaced from the single-family home.

Third fire was reported at 3:02 a.m. at a 156 Fair Street. Firefighters responded to the vacant three-story structure to find the building’s third floor had caught fire. A video of the incident shows flames expanding from the top floor.

Del Vale said cause of all three fires remain under investigation.

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

    So many vacant homes catching fire.Most,if not all have electric,gas and water shut off,so how are they catching fire then? It is unacceptable how the state and especially Paterson city leaves vacant houses,sitting there rotting for years. They are not only an eyesore,they bring property values down. The worst is that they are used by homeless and drug dealers, bringing more crime to the area.I guess they are holding on to these houses, so instead of selling them to us, the residents,they can sell them in packages to the developers.Why aren't you selling to the residents for the cheap prices you give to the developers? The residents pay high taxes in the crap city, yet you cater to outsiders.Don't worry, in the end,all will pay for your corrupt ways.God won't forget or forgive.

    • Yogi Zuna

      And sometimes the homes next door to the vacant burning homes catch fire, endangering lives and destroying property. That should no longer be allowed. If the vacant home is not occupied within a reasonable amount of time by legal owners or tenants, it should be destroyed.

    • MarquinhoGaucho

      because drug addicts use them to sleep in , they fall asleep with candles or little homemade fires for warmth

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    Now with 14% property tax hike 2% sewer tax hike expect a bunch of other houses to catch fire like the Bronx in the 70s