Bayonne 2-alarm fire leaves six people displaced, one suffers minor injuries, fire chief says


A Bayonne two-alarm fire on Trask Avenue left six people displaced, with one suffering minor injuries, this afternoon, Fire Chief Keith Weaver said.

Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Today at approximately 12:03 p.m. the Bayonne Fire Department responded to 42 Trask Ave. for a reported fire on the rear deck of a house. Arriving firefighters found a heavy fire and smoke condition on the third floor rear of the building, Weaver said in a statement.

Companies stretched three hose lines to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading to nearby homes. The heavy fire and smoke condition was caused by a propane tank on the rear deck, which added fuel to the fire.

The fire was placed under control at about 12:50 p.m. and one civilian suffered a minor injury at the scene and was treated by EMS. A total of six people are displaced from the home until repairs can be completed.

Four of the displaced residents are under the care of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management and the Red Cross, while an investigation has determined the cause of the fire is accidental in nature, Weaver noted.

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