Bayonne 3-alarm blaze displaces 14 people, 2 firefighters sustain minor injuries


A Bayonne three-alarm blaze that spanned through four buildings displaced 14 people and two firefighters sustained minor injuries, Fire Chief Keith Weaver said.

Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At approximately 9:20 p.m. Saturday night, firefighters were dispatched to 4th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard on a report of fire and arriving units found heavy fire behind 118 JFK Blvd, Weaver said in a statement.

The fire extended to attached addresses at 120 and 122-126 JFK Blvd. The fire progressed to three alarms. Firefighters used multiple hand lines to contain the blaze which was brought under control at 10:47 p.m.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries, were transported to Bayonne Medical Center, and released. Additionally 14 people have been displaced and are under the care of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management and the Red Cross, Weaver added.

“I cannot overstate how the actions of the arriving companies kept this large fire from spreading further into attached structures which comprise nearly an entire city block,” the fire chief continued.

“Their immediate and actions protected homes to the east on 4th Street and south on JFK Blvd. I would also like to thank our mutual aid partners for their assistance.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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