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West Paterson battles 3 alarm structure fire

By TODD HOLLRITT, Correspondent | May 30, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 053021101

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - On very cold and rainy Friday, May 28 shortly after 10 p.m., the West Paterson Fire Department was dispatched to a large one-story commercial structure fire at 27 Andrews Drive. First arriving companies found heavy fire and explosions taking place in a fully involved commercial structure. The blaze quickly went to a 3rd alarm and brought fire departments directly to the scene from
Totowa, Little Falls, Passaic, Paterson, Wanaque, Pompton Lakes and Bloomingdale. The Passaic County Health Department and Hazmat were also called to the scene. Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control by midnight at a Woodland Park plant that produces compost and dyed mulches.

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