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Eight Residents Displaced in Paterson

By BILL TOMPKINS, Correspondent | May 08, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 050820107

Paterson, NJ - At least eight residents were left without a place to live after fire struck their apartment building in Paterson on May 8th. Shortly before dawn at about 4:30, fire units were dispatched to 47 Morris St. for the working fire. Heavy fire was venting out of a window on the 'B' side, threatening the exposure building. Lines were stretched and Ladder 2 vented the roof and soon had the visible fire knocked down. Companies opened up on all floors and attic and halted any extension. The fire was placed under control in about one hour. It was reported that four children and four adults were assisted by Red Cross. The exposure building suffered exterior damage only. Investigators were on the scene to determine the cause.

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