On Easter Sunday, April 20th 2014, the Paterson NJ Fire Department responded to 370 Totowa Rd for multiple calls reporting a fire. Companies arrived to find the rear of 3-three story mixed occupancy buildings well involved. Alarm levels increased as extensive water supplies were needed for exterior operations on a total of 4 buildings. Crews operated with mutual aid assistance for several hours until the fire was brought under control.
On April 17th, 2014 the Little Falls NJ Fire Department responded on Main St for a reported fire. Companies arrived to find heavy fire venting out the 1st fl of a 2.5sty dwelling recently renovated. Crews darkened fire with exterior operations as the porch collapsed and mutual aid was responding. Crews continued to battle 2nd floor extension and were later confronted with heavy fire in the attic which was knocked down by outside ladder operations. (Yes, I know I was a little late on this one)
On Saturday March 29th 2014 the Belleville NJ Fire Department responded to 472 Washington Ave for a fire. On arrival companies found a basement fire quickly extending up the walls of a 3sty attached mixed occupancy building. Additional alarm levels were called as the fire rapidly advanced up through all floors and began breaking through the roof. Interior crews on the B side were able to prevent the fire from extending to the other structures. Crews continued to operate with a mix of interior and exterior lines until the fire was exposed enough to be knocked down. There were no reported injuries.
On Thursday March 27th 2014 the Linden NJ Fire Department Responded to 1228 East Saint Georges Ave for a reported fire. Companies arriving found heavy fire consuming the rear of a 2sty 70×40 mixed occupancy. 2nd and 3rd alarms were requested as the rapidly advancing fire began to take control of the cockloft and rear of the building. Mutual aid companies were able to assist in controlling the fire because it consumed the building as well as an exposed church on the D side. There were no reported injuries.
On Tuesday March 25th 2014 the Paterson NJ Fire Department responded for multiple calls reporting a building fire at 170 Dixon Ave. First arriving companies found heavy fire venting out 2nd floor windows of a 2.5sty vacant dwelling with an exposure problem. Due to exposures and hydrant issues a 2nd alarm was requested. Companies conducted exterior operations on the original fire building to darken the heavy fire and then attempted to gain entry. While trying to make headway additional crews began to knock down extension on Exposure D. Crews were later withdrawn from the original building as fire began to tear through the attic and through the roof. Another round of exterior operations were conducted to darken fire before the final interior work was done.
There were no reported injuries.
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.