On Thursday, February 6th 2014 the Paterson NJ Fire Department responded to 148 Walnut St for a reported fire. First arriving Engine 2 quickly called a 2nd alarm on arrival for heavy fire venting from a 2sty 20×60 dwelling impinging onto a 3 story exposure. Most of the companies assigned to this fire were relocation companies covering the city due to a 5th alarm fire from the night before. Crews quickly stretched hand lines into the building to darken fire. As 2nd alarm companies arrived, additional water was brought in and searches were conducted. With radiant damage to the exposure building only, companies were able to contain the fire in a short amount of time. There were no reported injuries.
On Wednesday, February 5th 2014 the Paterson NJ Fire Department responded to Getty Ave near George St on a reported fire. First arriving units quickly called a 2nd alarm upon arriving at a well involved 3 story Mill with surrounding exposures. A 3rd alarm with mutual aid was called shortly thereafter as Deputy 3 arrived and was confronted with a 3sty 300×300 “L” shaped mill type construction fully involved. Companies performed exterior operations in ice conditions through the night until containment could be made. Minor extension was made into a 1sty building on the Gould St side but was quickly knocked down by 2 hand lines and sprinklers.
Crews remained rotating for 3 days during the overhaul process and mutual aid from Bergen, Passaic, Morris, and Essex counties were utilized to assist.
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On Wednesday November 13th 2013 the Passaic Fire Department responded to 24 Broadway on a reported fire. Companies found heavy smoke and fire in a 2sty mixed occupancy with attached exposures. A 2nd alarm was immediately called as crews began advancing in the building. Fire continued to extend upward and eventually through the roof as well as to the adjoining buildings. Members were ordered out of the building subsequent to a basement gas line letting loose and flaring up the stairs.
Companies went to an exterior attack as alarm levels increased and mutual aid companies arrived to assist with the exposure buildings. Fire was contained after damaging 4 exposure buildings and displacing 100 residents.
On Saturday September 28th, 2013 the Totowa NJ Fire Department responded to the North Jersey Developmental Center, 169 Minisink Rd, on a reported fire alarm. First arriving units found heavy water flowing from a 2.5sty multiple dwelling and smoke from the windows. A working fire was called and crews advanced a hand line onto a bedroom contents fire. Mutual aid fast team stood by as crews contained the fire and overhauled. No other damage was received.
On Saturday, August 3rd 2013 the Paterson NJ fire Department responded to 351 Grand St on a reported apartment fire. Companies arrived to find a single room burnout on the 2nd fl of a 3sty mixed occupancy. After overhaul, a deceased fire victim was located after 1st floor store employees reported finding it falling through the ceiling. Smoking in bed lead to the cause of the fire.
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