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Paterson third-alarm, January 13, 1985

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September 28, 2023 | NEW JERSEY BILL TOMPKINS, Correspondent
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

On a bitterly cold night (8 degrees with a wind chill of -30) on January 13th 1985, Paterson faced a three-alarm fire that tore through a commercial building at 39 Lafayette St. The streets were covered in ice, hoses were frozen, and an engine had its Tele-Squrt frozen in the extended position until the next day.  

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BILL TOMPKINSCorrespondent

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