PATERSON, NJ - Investigators are still looking into the cause of fire that claimed the life of a 30-year-old Paterson man Saturday.
In a statement, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott, and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora confirmed that the fire at 187 North 1st was reported at approximately 1:42 p.m. Numerous people had to be evacuated from the two-family residence and nine residents were transported to Saint Joseph’s University Hospital for various injuries.
One resident, Andres Valdez, was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
Two firefighters sustained minor injuries.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or firstname.lastname@example.org or to contact the Paterson Police Department at (973) 321-1111. Months