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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
PATERSON OPERA HOUSE
On Jan. 6, 1914, a general alarm fire gutted the Paterson Opera House, spread to the adjacent Donahue Building and triggered a backdraft.
Firefighters "jumped in and fought like tigers," Paterson Fire Chief Thomas Coyle said.