On Sunday, March 20th 2011 the Paterson NJ Fire Department responded to the area of 24 Chestnut St on a reported fire. Companies reported a heavy black column of smoke visible as they left quarters and later arrived to find two 3sty multiple dwellings fully involved. A 2nd alarm on arrival was requested and a 3rd alarm shortly thereafter as fire extended into a neighboring 2sty dwelling. Crews attempted to advanced lines into the building but were pushed back by a heavy volume of fire. <p> Exterior lines eventually darkened down the fire enough were crews could gain entry and knock down pockets of fire. Several firefighters were evaluated for heat related issues. There were no injuries reported.

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