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Fire Destroys Abandoned Paterson Eastside Home

Flames quickly consumed the abandoned Fair Street home on Paterson's east side.
Flames quickly consumed the abandoned Fair Street home on Paterson's east side. Photo Credit: Erin McKinstry

At least one firefighter was injured when a vacant home on Paterson's east side went up in flames Friday morning.

The four-alarm blaze broke out around 9 a.m. in the abandoned, boarded-up building on Fair Street near Straight Street.

It quickly consumed the upper floors of the 2½-story structure and eventually collapsed the roof.

All visible flames were knocked down within 90 minutes as firefighters continued to douse hot spots. A demolition crew was summoned to raze the building.

Among those providing mutual aid were firefighters from Clifton and Hawthorne.

A firefighter was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center with an undisclosed injury.

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