PATERSON NJ
Companies responded to a box alarm at PS. 15 for a reported fire in the school. Eng Co.s 1,5,3 and 6 Ladders 1 and 3 Batt. 2 responded. First arriving companies reported a car fire between the the portable school. As companies started operating they noticed a heavy concentration of gasoline. Deputy 1 arrived and notifications went out for a hazordous condition. Heavy fumes ended up closing the school for classes. Engine 1 and Battalion 2 remained on the scene till morning as the County haz-mat unit responded also.

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News article. http://www.bergen.com/paterson/evactm20000324.htm



[This message has been edited by Paterson FireOfficers (edited March 24, 2000).]