PATERSON, NJ
A 2 1/2 story wood frame on Wayne Avenue in the Cities Hillcreast Section was set ablaze early this morning. First arriving companies were greeted by a smoke condition a block away. Engine Co. 8 reported a working fire with a severe exposure problem. Responding companies on the first alarm were Engine's 8,7,4,6 Ladders 1,3 Squad 1 Battalion 3 and Deputy 1 and combustibles 68. Engine 8 personnel had a line on the fire quickly and knocked down most of the fire in the vacant structure. The Combustibles Division found heavy traces of gasoline in the kitchen area and it looked like the house was broken into. The combustible division was carrying an ongoing investigation into the blaze. No injuries were reported and no fire extension.

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