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Sunday Second-Alarm in Paterson

By BILL TOMPKINS, Correspondent | February 27, 2022 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 030122103

PATERSON, NJ - The calmness of a bright, but cold Sunday in Paterson was interrupted by a two-alarm fire near the Great Falls on February 27th.

Shortly before noon, companies were sent to 39 Sheridan Ave. for multiple reports of a working fire. On arrival fire was showing from the 'A' side on the second floor. The flames were extending to the attic and threatening the exposure 'D' building, a similar frame dwelling separated by less than three-feet.

A second-alarm was sounded as members made a push inside only to be delayed by a large amount of debris in the stairway to the second floor. An exposure line was put into operation to keep the flames from extending. Truck companies vented the roof, as it soon became apparent that the fire was in the attic.

Once hose lines made the second floor, the visible fire was quickly knocked, but flames soon vented out of the attic windows on the 'B' side. Members continued up to the attic and extinguished the remaining fire. A long process of overhaul commenced with some companies being released. Investigators worked to determine the cause. No serious injuries were reported.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.