Paterson firefighters had a busy evening on October 23, 2023. The 1st Battalion responded to a second alarm fire in a commercial building on Getty Avenue. After returning to their quarters, they received a mutual aid call to Prospect Park, just down the street from the firehouse. BC-2 arrived moments later and reported heavy fire on the second floor of a vacant 2-1/2 story frame building. A second alarm was quickly requested as companies forced their way into the boarded-up home to conduct searches and attack the fire. As conditions deteriorated, all companies were evacuated and went into a defensive mode. The fire was placed under control in under two hours with no injuries reported.

– Fire News photos by Pete Danzo