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Five-Alarm Paterson (NJ) Fire Damages Multiple Homes

Firefighters in Paterson, New Jersey, responded to a fire that went to five alarms and destroyed multiple buildings yesterday afternoon in Paterson, New Jersey.

The original fire building completely collapsed during the fire, according to a report from NorthJersey.com. Four other buildings, all multi-family homes, were also damaged in the fire.

One firefighter was hospitalized for heat exhaustion, the report said.

On Friday morning, two Paterson firefighters were hospitalized after a three-alarm fire in the city, NJ.com reported. In this fire, crews received word of squatters being inside the burning abandoned structures, but firefighters were not able to make a search because of untenable conditions.

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