Fire damages houses, leaves 17 people homeless in New Jersey

PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) -- A third alarm fire burned through several homes in Paterson Friday morning, leaving 17 people homeless.

The fire broke out at a home on Lafayette Street just after 3 a.m.

Video from NewsCopter 7 showed smoke rising from the damaged homes.

Firefighters had to help residents and responding police officers get out of the burning structure.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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Stacey Sager reports from the scene of the fire in Westbury.

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