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13 displaced in Paterson fire

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A fire ripped through two houses in northern New Jersey early Tuesday morning leaving 13 residents homeless.

The three-alarm blaze in Paterson broke out at 197 Rosa Parks Boulevard at 3 a.m., said fire officials.

The flames spread to a vacant house next door.

Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Hancock tells The Record newspaper firefighters prevented the flames from damaging a third house and it took nearly three hours to bring the fire under control.

There were no reports of injuries.

An investigation is underway.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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