No one was injured Monday night as Paterson firefighters battled a structure fire on Rosa Parks Boulevard that spread to an adjacent building.
The fire was broadcast live on national television as part of a three-hour version of A&E's "Live Rescue."
Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott told TV viewers, "We had a pretty advanced fire on arrival. ... We had a collapse of the main fire building." Ten to 15 people from four families were displaced by the fire, according to Red Cross New Jersey and the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office.
Just before "Live Rescue" wrapped up its coverage at midnight, Capt. Arthur Woods told A&E that crews were able to contain the fire to the two buildings and keep it from spreading to more buildings on the block.