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Paterson Riverside Station - Photo by Dr. Thomas Dayspring

Monday, October 27, 2008


Photo: Fox 5

On Oct. 19, 2008, flames swept five apartment buildings on Mill Street and Jersey Street in Paterson, leaving a number of families without shelter.

According to

``The city’s full complement of firefighters, along with crews from about 15 surrounding municipalities, fought the flames.''