Bayonne 1-alarm fire on West 46th St. displaces 7 residents, 2 treated for smoke inhalation


A Bayonne one-alarm fire on West 46th Street early this morning displaced seven residents, with two needing to be 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 about 2:54 a.m. this morning, the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to 29 West 46th Street on a report of a structure fire. Arriving companies found heavy fire conditions in the first floor of the two-family, three story home, Weaver said in a statement.

Firefighters used two hand lines to extinguish the blaze, which was brought under control at 3:18 a.m. Two occupants were treated by McCabe EMS at the scene for minor smoke inhalation.

A fire investigation is underway, however, the fire appears to be accidental in nature, the fire chief stated.

Additionally, seven occupants are temporarily displaced and under the care of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management and the Red Cross. Occupants of the adjacent homes were briefly evacuated as a precaution.

“Our firefighters swift action contained this fire to the original fire building and prevented further spread within the structure and to nearby homes,” Weaver added.

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