A woman died in a five-alarm fire on Summer Street early Sunday morning, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Authorities identified the victim on Sunday night as 53-year-old Felicia Hernandez De La Cruz. She died at the scene of the massive fire, authorities said.
Fire broke out at 489 Summer Street at around 1:44 a.m. Fire quickly extended to 487, 491, 493 Summer Street and one structure on Chestnut Street, authorities said. Authorities said all the buildings involved in the fire were two-story residential buildings with walk-up attics.
Authorities said 40 residents were displaced after the fire. Two firefighters were injured and had to be treated at Saint Barnabas Hospital in Livingston. Their injuries were minor, authorities said.
Paterson fire department and surrounding towns battle Multialarm fire on Summer Street. ￼ pic.twitter.com/OlVYItMehQ
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