Bayonne Fire Department quickly extinguishes one-alarm blaze that displaces 7 people


The Bayonne Fire Department quickly extinguished a one-alarm blaze last night that displaced seven people and did not cause any reported injuries.

Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday, Bayonne firefighters were dispatched to 26 Andrew St. at 5:02 p.m. for a report of smoke coming from the roof area, Fire Chief Keith Weaver said in a statement.

Arriving units found smoke and fire from the roof. Firefighters used two handlines to extinguish the blaze, which was declared under control at 5:21 p.m.

No injuries were reported an an investigation is underway, however, the fire does not appear suspicious in nature.

The building department responded and deemed the four-family structure temporarily uninhabitable and seven people are currently displaced. They are under the care of Bayonne OEM and the Red Cross, noted Weaver.

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