Other NJ News

Paterson Firefighters Beat Back Two Fires in Frigid Conditions

Paterson firefighters beat back flames at 418 Rosa Parks Blvd Credits: Bill Tompkins
Flames erupted through the roof at 418 Rosa Parks Blvd. Credits: Bill Tompkins
Smoke billows from 2nd floor windows at 418 Rosa Parks Blvd. Credits: Bill Tompkins
A Paterson firefighter fights flames back at 418 Rosa Parks Blvd. Credits: Bill Tompkins
Firefighters responded to a fire at 29 McBride Avenue Credits: Bill Tompkins
With Paterson fighting two blazes at once, firefighters from Clifton, Woodland Park and Little Falls were called in to assist Credits: Bill Tompkins
This vacant mill at 29 McBride Avenue has been the site of previous fires. Credits: Bill Tompkins
Cold and ice made fighting the blaze at 29 McBride Ave even more treacherous. Credits: Bill Tompkins

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson firefighters had to contend with the bitter cold as they fought two separate fires on Wednesday.

Shortly before dawn, fire units responded to 418 Rosa Parks Blvd. and found a vacant home with heavy fire coming out of the second floor, extending to the attic. A second alarm was transmitted to bring additional manpower to the scene. Responding firefighters worked on the fire in difficult conditions for over an hour before bringing the flames under control.

The efforts paid off as no other structures were damaged. Initial reports of individuals trapped inside proved to be untrue.

Sign Up for E-News

Another alarm was raised at approximately 7:20 a.m. as several calls to 911 reported a blaze at 29 McBride Avenue. Ext. With firefighters still at the scene of the first blaze, mutual aid was called for with firefighters from Little Falls, Woodland Park and Clifton responding.

Due to the flames and condition of the long vacant building, that once served as mill and has been scene to previous fires, responders remained outside the structure. Several falls on the icy surfaces occurred, but no serious injuries were reported. 

Both fires are initially being considered suspicious as investigators try to determine the cause of each.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Verona/Cedar Grove

NBA Star Dennis Rodman Enjoys Life in Livingston

February 21, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Former National Basketball Association (NBA) star Dennis Rodman’s friends say he is “living like a Livingston kid” while he is in town doing an outpatient program for Turning Point Rehab Center.

Livingston native Chris “Vo” Volo, an agent for Prince Marketing Group, has been representing Rodman for seven years and the two quickly became ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

February 13, 2018

February 5, 2018 – February 11, 2018

On February 6, 2018 officers investigated a report of a burglary to two motor vehicles at an Eileen Drive address. An unknown actor had entered the unlocked vehicles during the overnight hours. Residents are reminded to remove valuable items and lock all vehicles in their driveways.

On February 9, 2018 at 3:03 p.m., Ptl. Dominick Buscio stopped a ...

Verona Superintendent Responds to Safety Concerns After Florida School Shooting

February 16, 2018

It saddens me to write to you in the days following the senseless act that occurred in Parkland, Florida. A tragedy that takes innocent lives from their loving families in a place that is suppose to be a safe haven can have an emotional effect on so many people, and it is natural for children and their parents to be concerned for their own safety.

The Verona Public Schools are the foundation ...

Health Authorities Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's ...

Upcoming Events


Wed, February 21, 3:00 PM

Cedar Grove Rescue Squad, Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove High School Community Blood Drive

Health & Wellness


Thu, February 22, 6:30 PM

Robert O'Toole Community Center, Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce Meeting and ...

Business & Finance


Sat, February 24, 4:00 PM

Fred Hill Sports Academy, Verona

1st Annual Verona Charity Cornhole Tournament

Giving Back Sports

Red Wine And Dark Chocolate Night

February 21, 2018

Koko FitClub Invites You To Red Wine And Dark Chocolate Night

Open to the public, Koko FitClub is hosting a free, heart healthy event.

West Caldwell, February 2018:  Koko FitClub, the innovative individualized coaching gym franchise, is hosting a night of red wine and dark chocolate on Thursday, February 22 from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 771 Bloomfield Avenue. The event is free and open ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...