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4-Alarm Fire Tears Through Several Homes in Paterson

By rlsmetro on

Firefighters in Paterson and neighboring municipalities battled a multi-alarm fire that tore through a row of homes in a section of the city Sunday night. 

Paterson fire officials say at approximately 9:30 p.m., heavy fire broke out in several two-and-a-half-story wood-framed homes beginning at 18 Barnert Place. 

When firefighters arrived at the scene,  officials struck as many as 4-alarms for manpower after flames raced then extended to the homes forcing firefighters to conduct a surround and drown operation. 

Crews were able to stretch several lines then pour massive amounts of water on the blaze in which they eventually gained control of around 11:30 p.m. 

Seven families which included about a dozen residents were displaced from the fire officials said. 

As of midnight, Paterson fire officials reported no severe injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.