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Fire Races Through Row Of Paterson Homes

Barnert Place, Paterson
Barnert Place, Paterson Photo Credit: btfirephotos.com

Fire roared through three neighboring homes in Paterson late Sunday.

The blaze broke out shortly after 9:30 p.m. in the rear attic of one of a row of 2½-story lookalike wood-frame houses packed together on Barnert Place.

The flames quickly spread to a neighboring home and then another, all within 20 minutes.

Before long, the fire was at four alarms.

Water issues hampered firefighters' efforts.

PHOTO COLLLECTION: BTFirePhotos.com

The main body of the fire was knocked down around 11:30 p.m. It was declared under control soon after.

No major injuries were reported.

City fire officials summoned members of the Passaic County Prosecutor's Arson Unit and PSE&G. The suspected cause wasn't immediately disclosed.

It was the second multiple-alarm fire of the day -- and the third in two days -- for Paterson's finest.

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