Bayonne Fire Department makes quick work of one-alarm fire at sushi restaurant


The Bayonne Fire Department made quick work of a one-alarm fire at a sushi restaurant on Broadway yesterday afternoon, Fire Chief Keith Weaver said today.

Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Bayonne firefighters responded to a call of smoke on the roof of 423 Broadway, the Volcano restaurant, yesterday at 4:45 p.m., Weaver explained in a statement.

Arriving units found fire on the roof of the one-story commercial building. Firefighters used a hand line to extinguish the blaze just as the fire started to extend into a neighboring three story mixed use building.

Weaver added that the quick response and action of the one-alarm assignment kept the fire from spreading further into the larger building, allowing the fire to be placed under control in about 15 minutes.

No injuries were reported and one family was temporarily displaced.

While an investigation is underway, the fire does not seem suspicious in nature, Weaver said.

The Bayonne Building and Health Departments and Office of Emergency Management also responded to the scene, officials said.