On Saturday August 25th 2007 the Paterson NJ Fire Department responded to 83 Paterson Ave near Liberty St on a reported house fire. The call came in around 520am. Engine 2 called heavy smoke and fire while approaching the scene and found a well involved 3sty multiple dwelling already extending into exposures. A 2nd alarm on arrival was requested as fire already involved three 3sty frames. Companies had difficulty with an initial water supply thus delaying the first ladder pipe. A 3rd alarm was subsequently called as well as mutual aid to the scene. Companies quickly contained the fire that was extending to exposure "D" and maintained exterior operations on the original building as well as exposure "B".

Several firefighters were treated for heat related issues and 5 members went to area hospitals for evaluation. The cause of the fire was under investigation at the time of this writing.

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