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22 people displaced in early morning Paterson fire

By Jayed Rahman
Published: September 21, 2019


A two-alarm fire displaced 22 people from their North Straight Street homes early Saturday morning.

9 of the 22 people displaced were children, said deputy fire chief Andrew Ricciardi. He said three people were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. There were no reported firefighter injuries, he said.

Fire charred 62 and 60 North Straight Street. Fire started at 62 North Straight Street and spread next door to 60 North Straight Street, said the deputy chief.

Fire came in at about 2:04 a.m. and was contained within a couple of hours.

The four displaced families are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

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