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Second-Alarm Strikes Vacant Funeral Home in Paterson

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

PATERSON, NJ - A two-alarm fire engulfed a former funeral home in Paterson on December 23rd.

Around 10:00 P.M., companies were dispatched to the corner of East 23 St. and 19 Ave. First due Battalion Chief AJ Woods reported heavy fire at what was once Davis & Sons funeral home. A second-alarm was transmitted soon after his arrival for heavy fire throughout the first and second floors, with flames also threatening an exposure building.

Fire vented through the roof as master streams from Truck 1 and Ladder 3, and deck guns from several engine companies operated. The fire extended to a single-story brick addition, but was held in check.

Shortly after 1:00 A.M., command reported that it would be an extended operation, with relief companies rotating through the overnight. No injuries were reported.

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DAMIEN DANISSenior Correspondent

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