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Well Involved Vacant Structure in Paterson

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

Story No. 111720119

Paterson, NJ - 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, November 17th. Just before 9:00 A.M., multiple calls came in to Paterson dispatch reporting a fire at 13 Pearl Street. 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 a deck gun and stretched multiple exterior hand lines, to the fire building and also 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 in under 30 minutes. No injuries were reported. The fire, which is the scene of a previous fire, remains under investigation.

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