At approximately 5am on Thursday, December 20th 2012 the Paterson NJ Fire Department responded to 100 Lafayette St on a reported fire. First arriving companies reported heavy fire showing from the 2nd floors and attic of a 2.5sty frame and exposure problems. A 2nd alarm was called on arrival of the Battalion Chief as fire began damaging the Exposure-B dwelling. Crews quickly advanced line but were withdrawn so outside lines could darken the heavy volume of fire.
Collapsed portions of the roof and burnt out stairs made access to hot spots difficult. There were no reported injuries.

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