Paterson Fire Escalates to 7-Alarm | 1

UPDATE 1 -2330 EDT – SATURDAY

New Jersey firefighters are fighting a multiple alarm fire located at 81 Beech Street in Paterson (Passaic County), New Jersey.

It was stated over scanner feeds that there were multiple fires started near this street address.

Scanner feed (via bloggers) states the fire was started on Saturday at 2030 EDT.

Here is a timeline of the incident so far.

2ND ALARM

2052 EDT

  • Battalion 1 arrives on-scene. Immediately calls a 2nd alarm for arriving units.
  • Fire would quickly escalate by showing heavy conditions in the rear of the structure then spreading to the Bravo side.
  • Delta side was also seen on fire.
  • Firefighters would immediately conduct a primary search in the main fire building with nothing found.
  • 3 buildings on fire.

3RD ALARM 

2054 EDT

  • Command upgraded the incident to a 3rd Alarm Fire.
  • Mutual aid units are requested by Command.

4TH ALARM

2058 EDT

  • Fire upgrade to 4th Alarm.
  • Four (4) structures are now fully involved.
  • These are structures on the Bravo, Charlie and the Delta sides.

5TH ALARM

2115 EDT

  • Multiple lines are stretched and operating.
  • Two  master streams are in operations.
2122 EDT
  • Command reports now 5 buildings are now on fire.
  • Some other media reporting 6 buildings, which includes the fire building.
  • Multiple master streams are still operational.

6TH ALARM

2150 EDT
  • 6th Alarm requested.
  • 2 Command posts are established.
  • Multiple mutual aid are incoming for stage moveups.

2203 EDT

  • Prospect Park Engine setting up water relay
  • 6 buildings on fire

2302 EDT

  • Fire building has been destroyed.
  • 56 people have been displaced due to fires.
  • Red Cross has been requested.
  • Secondary searches complete, nothing found.

7TH ALARM

2324 EDT

  • 7th Alarm requested.

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