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Passaic Third Alarm on Jackson st.

By DAMIEN DANIS, Senior Correspondent | November 09, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 110920117

A predawn fire destroyed an unoccupied multi-family home in Passaic on the morning of November 9th Shortly before 4 a.m. Companies were dispatched to 69 Jackson st on a reported fire . As first due companies arrived heavy fire was showing from the dwelling and extending to an exposure. A second alarm was struck by Acting Battalion chief Hayowyk bringing the rest of the city units to the scene. Heavy fire extended to the upper floors and eventually vented rough the roof . The extension to exposure D was held in check as the main fire building had fire on all floors all crews went to a defensive attack. Numerous outside lines and a ladder pipe went into operation. The roof of the fire building collapsed while master streams worked.

The blaze was knocked down at 4:55 a.m. and declared under control at 6:10 a.m. A firefighter required treatment for a minor injury. No other injuries were reported. Mutual aid assisting on scene from Paterson, Clifton, East Rutherford, Wallington, Rutherford and Carlstadt .Forth alarm companies to covered at East and West side firehouses. The cause wasn't immediately determined.

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