4-alarm Bayonne blaze displaces 8 people and 1 firefighter injured, deputy chief says


A four-alarm Bayonne blaze yesterday displaced eight people and saw one firefighter sustain minor injuries, Deputy Chief Bill Bartos said.

Screenshot via Facebook reel.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Sunday at approximately 8:41 p.m., the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to a reported fire at 23 East 44th Street, Bartos said in a statement.

Arriving companies found heavy fire conditions at this three story two-family home, with fire extending into the neighboring one-family home at 25 East 44th Street.

The fire progressed to a fourth alarm and four firefighters used multiple hand lines to extinguish the blaze, which was declared under control at 10:13 p.m.

One firefighter was injured, transported by McCabe Ambulance to a local hospital, and released. All occupants of both structures were safely evacuated, Bartos added.

He also said that a total of eight people 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 want to express my thanks to all the men and women who worked very hard to contain this fire,” Bartos also said.

“Their efforts kept fire damage to a minimum in the one-family home, even though they were faced with a large volume of fire on arrival. I also want to thank our mutual-aid partners who helped us both at the scene and manned our firehouses, and the Bayonne Fire Canteen.”

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/hcvcp/public_html/wp-content/themes/Hudson County View/includes/wp_booster/td_block.php on line 353