PATERSON, N.J. — Officials say a blaze ripped through a northern New Jersey apartment building, injuring two people and displacing about 100 residents.

Paterson Fire Chief Michael Postorino says the fire broke out in an apartment around 7:20 p.m. Sunday and quickly spread through the building’s common attic. He says 10 to 20 apartments were affected by the blaze.

It took about 100 firefighters more than an hour to control the fire.

It’s unclear what conditions the two injured residents are in.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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