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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

HALEDON - 2013

Photo: Haldeon Mayor Domenick Stampone

The Borough of Haledon tragically rang in the New Year with a huge fire that swept homes on Morrissee Avenue on Dec. 31, 2013.

Paterson and other communities dispatched mutual aid.

No serious injuries were reported.

According to North

"The fire started in a vacant home under renovation at 438 Morrisee Ave. and spread to two homes next door.

"Extreme heat also melted the vinyl siding and cracked the front windows of two homes across the street."

The original fire building burned to the ground.

Many homes in Haledon were built of wood in the early 20th Century.

Haledon Mayor Domenick Stampone told CBS 2 a temporary shelter was established at borough hall .