Paterson apartment fire displaces 36 residents

An early morning fire at an apartment complex on Rosa Parks Boulevard displaced 36 people, according to deputy fire chief Pablo Del Valle.

Fire at 288 Rosa Parks Boulevard came in at 12:50 a.m. on Friday, said the deputy chief. He said the blaze reached second-alarm.

There were early reports of entrapment at the large housing complex. The deputy chief said when firefighters arrived there were no trapped residents at the building. He said tenants managed to get out of the building through a smoke filled common hallway and through the fire escapes.

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Source: Paterson Times

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