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Fire Captain Hospitalized With Burns, Pre-Dawn Paterson Blaze Displaces 49

30 North 7th Street, Paterson
30 North 7th Street, Paterson Photo Credit: Joseph Fehl for DAILY VOICE

UPDATE: A Paterson fire captain was hospitalized for burns sustained in an overnight blaze that displaced nearly 50 people, authorities said.

Firefighters quickly went to defensive operations as flames tore through the 3½-story, wood-frame building on North 7th Street after igniting shortly after 2 a.m.

Most of the interior collapsed within an hour.

The fire captain was taken to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston with burns that weren't considered life-threatening, authorities said.

All of the residents got out OK and no other injuries were immediately reported in the three-alarm fire, they said.

City officials said that 49 residents were displaced and receiving temporary lodging, food and clothing from the American Red Cross.

The cause wasn't immediately determined.

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ALSO SEE: A firefighter sustained a minor injury falling down stairs during a destructive blaze that blew through the rear of a multi-family, mixed-use Garfield building late Friday into Saturday.

https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/garfield/news/photosvideo-garfield-fire-ravages-multi-family-mixed-use-building/804083/

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