One Bayonne firefighter suffered minor injuries and one resident was displaced by a two-alarm blaze early this morning in the midst of snow and freezing rain.
BFD is operating at a multiple alarm structure fire on 1st St & Kelly Pkwy. Please avoid this area. @CityofBayonne pic.twitter.com/KWiHEK9Pzk
— Bayonne OEM (@Bayonne_OEM) February 28, 2023
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
At about 1:26 a.m. today, the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to 27 West 1st St. for a report of fire. Arriving companies found heavy fire conditions inside a store on the first floor of the four story apartment building, according to Fire Chief Keith Weaver.
Firefighters used multiple handlines to extinguish the blaze, which was placed under control at 2:14 a.m. One firefighter was injured and taken to a local hospital by McCabe Ambulance, where he was treated and released, and no other injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and does not appear to be suspicious in nature.
All occupants of the building, as well occupants of 5-7 Kelly Parkway, were temporarily evacuated during the fire department operations.
One occupant of the building has been temporarily displaced from their apartment and is under the care of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management and the Red Cross.
“Once again, I want thank our firefighters for their excellent work which kept this fire from spreading within the multi-unit apartment building,” Weaver added.
“I also want to thank the Bayonne Police Department for assisting with the evacuation of all the occupants of the building’s apartments and McCabe Ambulance for their assistance at the fire scene.”