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Third-Alarm Guts Paterson Apartment Building

By BILL TOMPKINS, Correspondent | August 01, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 080621104

PATERSON, NJ - At approximately 4:30 P.M. on the afternoon of August 1st, a full assignment was dispatched to 47 Carroll St. for a report of a working fire.

Engine 5 stated that they had heavy smoke visible from quarters, and on arrival transmitted a working fire for heavy fire showing from the third and fourth floors of a four-story brick OMD. A second-alarm was quickly sounded.

Two occupants were removed during the initial search. Multiple lines were stretched and the main body of fire was hit, but the fire spread through the walls and conditions deteriorated. A third-alarm was called for as companies were rotated. The fire was placed under control at 6:00 P.M.

While Fire Investigators were working to determine the cause of the fire, flames were discovered once again on the fourth floor. The box was again transmitted and operations went defensive due to the heavy volume of fire. One tower ladder, one ladder pipe, one deck gun, and several lines were put into operation to again knock down the flames. The fire was placed under control again at about 12:00 A.M.

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