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Three-Alarm Fire Destroys Unoccupied Home in Passaic

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

Story No. 110920117

Passaic, NJ - A pre-dawn fire destroyed an unoccupied multi-family home in Passaic on the morning of November 9th shortly before 4:00 A.M.

Companies were dispatched to 69 Jackson Street on a reported fire, and 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 through the roof. The main fire building had fire on all floors and crews went to a defensive attack while the extension to exposure 'D' was held in check. 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 included Paterson, Clifton, East Rutherford, Wallington, Rutherford and Carlstadt. Fourth-alarm companies covered at East and West side firehouses during the incident. The cause of the fire wasn't immediately determined.

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