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Paterson Well Involved Vacant Structure

By CHRIS TOMPKINS, Senior Correspondent | November 17, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 111720119

Heavy black smoke billowed over the City of Paterson as a second alarm fire consumed a large vacant house with damage to a similar occupied structure early Tuesday morning. Just before 9am, multiple calls came in to Paterson dispatch reporting a fire at 13 Pearl St. While en-route, Battalion 2 reported heavy smoke in the area and transmitted a working fire. On arrival, a second alarm was transmitted for a well involved three story vacant frame with wires down in front of the house and an exposure problem on the delta side. Engine 1 arrived on scene and went into service with with a deck gun and stretched multiple exterior hand lines to the fire building and to protect the exposure. At the height of the fire, two ladder pipes, one deck gun, and multiple handlines were used to knock down the fire under 30 minutes. No injures were reported. The fire, which is the scene of previous fire, remains under investigation.

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