Duplex Fire Displaces Nearly 30 People in Northern NJ

firefighters work to put out damaging fire at Paterson home

A fast-moving fire at a duplex in northern New Jersey displaced nearly 30 people early Saturday, authorities said, but no injuries were reported.

The fire in Paterson was reported around 3:45 a.m.

The blaze started in the duplex and nearly spread to a nearby single-family home, authorities said. That home and another nearby residence suffered smoke damage from the fire, along with water damaged that occurred as firefighters battled the duplex blaze.

Twenty-nine people overall were displaced by the fire, though it wasn’t clear Saturday how many people lived in each residence.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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