Bayonne fire in apartment building leaves two dead, many injured

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A four-alarm fire at a three-story apartment building in Bayonne early this morning has left two dead and many injured, according to multiple reports. 

Photo via CBS New York.
Photo via CBS New York.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

ABC New York reports that firefighters found five people unconscious on the second floor and three were taken to the hospital during the early morning fire at 77 East 21st Street, which started around 3:45 a.m.

A couple, ages 64 and 65, respectively, had their lives taken as a result of the blaze, multiple reports said, quoting Bayonne Fire Chief Gregory Rogers.

ABC adds that 19 people were inside the building when the fire started: with two apartments on the first floor, one apartment on the second floor and one apartment on the third floor.

Neither Rogers or a Deputy Fire Chief Keith Weaver could be reached at the Bayonne firehouse this morning.