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Person Saved at Paterson 2nd Alarm

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November 18, 2023 | NEW JERSEY BILL TOMPKINS, Correspondent
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

PATERSON, NJ - As Paterson fire units pulled up to 358 Van Houten Avenue about 7:00 A.M. on November 18th, an abandoned and boarded up two-and-a-half story frame dwelling had heavy fire and smoke showing from the rear. Also visible was a person trying to get out from behind the plywood over the windows. Firefighters were able to quickly remove the person, and then advance lines and vent the building. The flames were knocked down, but a second-alarm was transmitted so the structure could be further checked for other people inside. With none found, the fire was placed under control in less than one hour. The person removed was transported to be evaluated.   

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