Firefighters extinguished a three-alarm fire that started at a house on William Street early Sunday morning, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.
Fire started at 49 William Street, a 1.5-story occupied dwelling, at around 12:37 a.m.
Firefighters found the structure fully involved on arrival and spreading to 601-603 East 22nd Street. They were initially told victims were trapped inside the building, but a search revealed all residents were accounted for.
599 East 22nd Street and 298-300 East 22nd Street sustained extensive radiant heat damage from the fire.
All of the affected buildings were evacuated. Firefighters kept the fire from spreading into 599 East 22nd Street and 298-300 East 22nd Street.
“This was a well advanced fire on arrival and Paterson Fire did an excellent job of clearing residents and beating back the fire from (5) structures,” fire chief Brian McDermott said.
No firefighters or civilians were injured in the fire.