Firefighters were dispatched to a large 3-story dwelling fire in the 200 block of Hope Avenue in Passaic, New Jersey which was deemed an immediate 2nd alarm after arriving on-scene with heavy fire showing through the roof.

This is “Hope Command”.

At 1739 hours PT, Command called for a 3- alarm due to fire extending upward.

Firefighters were reporting they were losing pressure after moving their water towers into strategic positions. Dispatch was working with the Passaic Valley Water District to get them to increase the pressure.

The third floor wall and the roof on the Charlie/Bravo side had collapsed and crews were moved out of the area to safety.

This is an active fire incident that we are covering on @nwfireblog on Twitter. More updates will be posted here as this event unfolds.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/12/2021 1800 PT