Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott, and
Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announce that at 1:42 p.m. on Saturday
police and fire officials responded to a three-alarm fire at a two-family residence located at 187
North 1st Street in the City of Paterson.
Fire offcials say numerous people had to be evacuated from the residence and nine residents were transported to Saint Joseph’s University Hospital for various injuries.
One resident, Mr. Andres Valdez, 30, of Paterson, was pronounced deceased at the hospital In addition, two firefighters sustained minor injuries.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
No charges have been filed at this time, however this investigation remains active and
ongoing. More information will be released once it becomes available.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this
incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact
the Paterson Police Department at (973) 321-1111.