Passaic firefighters had a tough time fighting a house fire on Van Buren Street on December 26, 2023. Upon arrival, crews encountered a working fire on the second floor of the 2-1/2 story home extending into the attic. It was reported the fire was possibly in the basement. Crews stretched lines and the roof was ventilated. Interior crews reported a partial interior collapse and command evacuated the building, switching to a defensive attack. Command reported all heavy fire was knocked down and the crew re-entered the building for extensive overhaul.

– Fire News photos by Pete Danzo