11 displaced, 1 firefighter injured in four-alarm Paterson fire | Paterson Times

11 displaced, 1 firefighter injured in four-alarm Paterson fire


A four-alarm fire that started at a vacant building and spread to an occupied structure displaced 11 people on Monday night.

Fire was reported at 241 Rosa Parks Boulevard and 239 Rosa Parks Boulevard at about 10:02 p.m., said deputy fire chief Cameron Gardner.

A firefighter suffered minor injuries while battling the blaze, said the deputy chief. He said there were no civilian injuries.

The American Red Cross says it is helping four families affected by the fire. It is providing temporary lodging, food, and clothing.

Firefighters’ bravery and struggle to extinguish the flames were broadcast live on national television via the show Live Rescue on the A&E Network.

Cause of the fire is still under investigation, said the deputy chief.


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  • MarquinhoGaucho

    probably done for for the insurance, when taxes skyrocket thanks to charter schools, people start burning the properties for the insurance..ala Bronx 1970s

    • aLdo

      That was a vacant structure from previous fire. problem is city does nothing and squatters get in and cause same repeated fires. Now next door will be vacant and becomes chain reaction. That crime infested area is all the same.

  • aLdo

    well that vacant structure was vacant because of a previous fire. now there will be 2 vacant structures due to a fire and the next house over will burn now. blame the city. its a chain reaction