A four-alarm fire heavily damaged two large three-story frame residential buildings in Paterson on April 16, 2024, in the area of Market Street and East 18th Street, only a block behind the Madison Avenue firehouse. A second alarm was transmitted, with reported heavy fire on the second and third floors. Water supply was an issue due to a car blocking a hydrant. The third alarm was transmitted for additional manpower. A few minutes later command pulled all companies out of the building and went to a defensive attack. A fourth alarm brought mutual aid companies to the scene and firefighters were able to re-enter the buildings.

– Fire News photos by Peter Danzo