2 people evacuated, no injuries, as Bayonne Fire Dept. needs just 20 minutes to extinguish blaze

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Two people were evacuated from their home and no injures were reported as the Bayonne Fire Department needed just 20 minutes to extinguish a one-alarm blaze.

Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At 5:01 a.m. this morning, firefighters were dispatched to 41-43 Kelly Parkway for a reported fire. Arriving crews found smoke and fire coming from a first-floor apartment in the four-story apartment building, according to Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver.

Firefighters used one hand line to extinguish the fire, which was contained to the kitchen
area of the apartment. Two residents were safely evacuated by fire personnel and refused
medical attention, Weaver said.

The fire was brought under control within 20 minutes and the subsequent investigation determined that the fire was accidental, officials said.

The occupant of the apartment was allowed to return after the Bayonne Building Department deemed only minor repairs needed to be made.

“Once again, our firefighters acted quickly and professionally to keep this fire from
spreading into the neighboring apartments and kept damage to a minimum,” Weaver added.