PATERSON, NJ – Two people were injured in an apartment building fire that forced over 50 people from their homes in Paterson Thursday morning.
According to the Hackensack Daily Voice, the fire began at 77 Mill Street around 2:30 a.m.
The blaze, a four-alarm fire, destroyed every apartment in the building as well as a hair salon on the ground level, and caused the building to collapse. Three surrounding buildings were also damaged as a result of the fire.
Two people, who were not publicly identified, suffered minor injuries in the blaze. It is unclear if they were treated at the scene or if they were taken to the hospital.
The fire was put out within about an hour and a half.
The Red Cross is assisting the 53 people displaced in the fire with shelter, food, and other necessities.
Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the fire.
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