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BREAKING: Two Firefighters Injured in Paterson Multi-Alarm Fire

By rlsmetro on

Two firefighters suffered burns in a multi-alarm fire that destroyed several buildings in a section of Paterson Sunday morning.

The early morning fire broke erupted at 489 Summer Street around 1:40 a.m. sending dozens of firefighters racing to the scene.

Upon their arrival, crews observed heavy flames tearing through a building and rapidly spreading to fie other homes at that location.

Paterson fire officials confirmed that two firefighters suffered non-life threatening burns and about nine residents were displaced.

Firefighters continued to battle the fierce fire that jumped from building to building as of 2:45 a.m. then placed the fire under control about a half-hour later as they continued to extinguish hot spots from the main fire building.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

**UPDATE 6:55 a.m. This is now a confirmed fatal fire. One victim reported.**