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Posted December 2, 2012 EST

Paterson Firefighters Makes A Great Stop
Paterson Firefighters Makes A Great Stop
Firefighters in Paterson kept flames relatively contained at a three alarm fire that could have easily traveled down a row of attached frame dwellings on November 30th. Paterson firefighters were dispatched at 8:53 PM to 877 Madison Ave. which is just down the block from Fire Headquarters. On arrival, fire was showing from the attic of a 2 ½ story frame dwelling that was in the middle of a row of nine similar attached buildings. Two occupants of the fire building had jumped from one porch roof to another to escape the flames before the first units arrived. As the fire spread to both exposures in the attic area, a second alarm was transmitted followed shortly by a third.

Aggressive firefighting soon had the extension of fire held in check, and all visible fire knocked down. Checking for extension and overhaul would last more than one hour before the fire was placed under control. One person was transported to St. Joe’s Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The cause is being investigated.

Written and photos by Bill Tompkins

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