Multiple families displaced from fire in Paterson

Monday, January 2, 2023
42 people from nine families displaced in Paterson fire
42 people from nine different families were displaced by a fire on New Year's Day in Paterson.

PATERSON, New Jersey -- A four-alarm fire displaced 42 people from nine different families in New Jersey.

The flames broke out inside a multi-family home on Harrison Street in Paterson around 10 a.m. on New Year's Day.

The flames quickly spread to two neighboring structures.

The Red Cross is finding the residents places to stay.

Investigators say they are still figuring out how the fire started.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries.

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