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Seven-alarm Paterson fire displaces 56 people

By Jonathan Greene
Published: May 10, 2020


A seven-alarm fire that started in a multi-family residence on Beech Street on Saturday night has displaced 56 people, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Fire started at 81 Beech Street at around 8:42 p.m. Flames quickly spread to other nearby structures, 79 Beech Street, 83 Beech Street, 85 Beech Street, 47 Oak Street, and 49 Oak Street.

No residents were injured, but a firefighter and a police officer sustained minor injuries.

The massive fire required mutual aid from fire departments in Woodland Park, Passaic, Clifton, Totowa, Little Falls, Hawthorne, Prospect Park, Wayne, Pompton Lakes, and Fair Lawn.

Cause of the fire remains under investigation, authorities said.

Authorities continue to investigate the fire. No one has been charged as of yet.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the Paterson Police Department at (973) 321-1111.

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