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1 dead, 2 firefighters injured in NJ blaze; 47 displaced

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Posted at 12:03 PM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-08 12:03:26-05

PATERSON, N.J. — One person was killed and several dozen people displaced following a fire in New Jersey in which two firefighters were also injured, authorities said Sunday.

Firefighters called to a Paterson street at about 10 a.m. Sunday found two wood-frame buildings engulfed in flames, and the blaze spread to three other buildings, NorthJersey.com reported.

Chief Brian McDermott said a person reported missing was later found dead in the wreckage of one of the burned buildings. That person’s identity wasn’t immediately released.

Officials said a captain and a firefighter were treated for burn injuries at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and then released.