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.