Paterson firefighters were dispatched to East 24th Street for a dwelling fire. Crews arrived to heavy smoke showing from a 2-½ story dwelling. Firefighters found heavy fire from the first floor extending up the side of the home on the delta side extending to the delta exposure and worked quickly to knock down the fire on the exposure. As firefighters worked to protect the exposure, inside crews faced heavy fire conditions on the first and second floors, as well as the attic, as they worked to navigate hoarding conditions. A second alarm was struck bringing extra resources to the scene as firefighters had to deal with high temperatures and brutal humidity while they continued to fight the fire. The fire was knocked down in just over 20 minutes.

– Fire News photos by and Glen Duda, CFPA