1-alarm Bayonne fire leaves 5 people displaced, 3 people rescued from 2nd floor


A one-alarm Bayonne fire has left five people displaced, with three people rescued from the second floor and no injuries reported, Fire Chief Keith Weaver said.

Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At approximately 2:05 p.m., the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to 686 John F. Kennedy Blvd. on a report of fire with people trapped, Weaver said in a statement,

Upon arrival, firefighters observed smoke coming from the 2nd floor of the three-story mixed-use building. Three occupants from the second floor apartment were on the balcony, and firefighters used a ground ladder to safely remove them.

One hand line was used to extinguish the blaze, which was brought under control at around 2:23 p.m.

No injuries were reported and five occupants have been temporarily displaced and are under the care of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management and the Red Cross. A fire investigation is underway, however, the fire does not appear suspicious at this time.

“I am proud of our firefighters, as they once again, relied on their training and experience to rescue trapped occupants and quickly knock down this fire. Their professional work kept our residents safe and kept fire damage to the area of origin,” Weaver added.

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