On Thursday, December 27th 2012 the Paterson NJ Fire Department was dispatched to the area of East 36th St and 20th Ave for a reported fire. First arriving companies reported a fully involved 2sty warehouse at the dead end of East 36th St (518 East 36th St). Limited access due to dead end street, locked gates, and narrow driveways added difficulty in accessing the building. A 2nd alarm was called and crews reported numerous explosions throughout the fire due to propane tanks inside the building. A 3rd alarm and additional mutual aid was requested to assist with water supply and exterior operations. Driven by high sub-freezing winds, the fire was quickly pushed through the building before companies could contain it. There were no reported injuries.
On Saturday, December 22nd 2012 shortly after Midnight the Paterson NJ Fire Department responded to 83 Carroll st for a reported fire. First arriving companies reported smoke from the 2nd floor windows and called a working fire. Upon further size up, it was found that the rear of the building was fully involved and citizens reported people trapped. A 2nd alarm was called as crews quickly began interior operations and searches. Crews were later withdrawn due to deteriorating conditions and it was determined that the occupants were rescued by passer-by’s before FD arrival. Exterior operations continued for the better part of two (2) hours before conditions were tenable for companies to re-enter and knock down hot spots. There were no reported injuries.
On Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 the Westwood NJ Fire Department responded to 123 Woodland Ave for a roof fire. Arriving companies requested a second alarm as they were met with an active electrical condition and heavy smoke pushing from the roof. Mutual aid arrived as crews made access to the fire and began opening up areas of the roof to contain extension. With power secured, companies advanced interior lines as well as one to the roof to knock down and contain the fire. No reported injuries. (Note this was shot with my spare camera)
On Monday, November 26th 2012 the Teaneck NJ Fire Department responded to 520 Palisade Ave on a reported fire. Companies called a 2nd alarm on arrival when met with a fully involved 2sty vacant commercial building which was once occupied as a soap factory. Mutual aid was directed to the scene as exterior operations were put into place. Limited accessibility added some difficulty however companies were able to contain the fire to the original 2sty section of the building with minor extension to the 1sty roof. There were no reported injuries.