Two Families Escaped Without Injury

PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Fifteen people are homeless after an early morning blaze destroyed two homes in Paterson.

The three-alarm fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home on Governor Street and Rosa Parks Boulevard.

Investigators believe the fire started in an abandoned home and quickly spread, but authorities said firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading to a third home.

It took crews nearly three hours to bring the fire under control. Two families escaped without injury.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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