The Bayonne Fire Department needed just a half hour to extinguish a blaze inside a local pizzeria early this morning, the fire chief said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
This morning around 5:17 a.m. the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to 674 Avenue A for a reported structure fire, according to Fire Chief Keith Weaver.
Arriving fire companies found a smoke condition and a working fire on the the first floor of the building, within Rana’s Pizzeria. Fire companies deployed two hose lines to contain and extinguish the fire on the first floor, Weaver said.
The fire was placed under control 5:47 a.m. and there were no injuries reported. The occupants of 16 apartments were temporarily displaced during fire department operations and returned to the building after an inspection by the Bayonne Building Department, authorities said.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation and is not considered suspicious in nature.
“I would like to commend the firefighters who worked at the scene for quickly stopping this fire from spreading up into the apartments in the building that were located above the pizzeria, they did an excellent job,” Weaver added.