Firefighters in Paterson batted a raging two-alarm fire that destroyed a popular sports bar on the borders of Woodland Park and Totowa this afternoon.
The fast-moving fire happened at the Carlos Bar and Restaurant located at 476 McBride Avenue around 12:10 p.m.
Firefighters arrived and found the bottom level of the building engulfed in flames, with fire pushing through the cockloft then out the roof.
Firefighters were able to beat down stubborn flames then locate the seat of the fire, where crews extinguished the fire just before 12:40 p.m.
A search of the establishment indicated no trapped or injured occupants.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.