Firefighting

Four Injured in Four-Alarm Paterson (NJ) Fire

A Paterson (NJ) aerial at the scene of a four-alarm fire. Photo by Bill Tompkins.

Photos by Bill Tompkins

Four people were injured and 28 displaced when a four-alarm fire tore through several homes last Friday in Paterson, New Jersey. Fire photographer Bill Tompkins took some photos from the scene.

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The Record reported that a neighbor who helped people at the scene said he saw a woman and two children fall from one of the structures. A fourth victim suffered injuries from smoke inhalation. None of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening. according to the report. A dog reportedly died in the fire.

The early morning fire began in a two-and-a-half story home and spread to nearby homes. Firefighters had arrived on scene around 3:49 a.m. and received assistance from mutual aid.

Read the full account at http://www.northjersey.com/news/four-alarm-fire-in-paterson-injures-4-displaces-28-residents-1.1359404

More of Bill’s photos from this fire at http://www.btfirephotos.com/2015/Paterson-6-19-15/50042206_wsC9Mg.

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