8 Bayonne residents displaced by two-alarm fire, one resident treated for smoke inhalation


Eight Bayonne residents were displaced by a two-alarm fire yesterday, with one of those residents treated for smoke inhalation, Fire Chief Keith Weaver said.

Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At approximately 4:26 p.m. on Sunday, the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 95 Hobart Ave. Arrived companies found fire and smoke coming from the three-story two family home, Weaver said in a statement.

Firefighters used multiple handlines to extinguish the blaze, which was brought under control at 6:06pm.

The occupants inside the home at the time of the fire were all able to self-evacuate. One person was treated for smoke inhalation and transported by McCabe EMS to a local hospital. The building is temporarily uninhabitable, leaving eight residents displaced.

They are under the care of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management and the Red Cross. A fire investigation is underway to determine the cause, however, the fire doesn’t appear to be suspicious in nature.

“I want to commend the men and women of our department, who relied on their training to act rapidly and efficiently to stop the spread of this fire quickly and prevent the spread to nearby structures,” Weaver added.

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