Bayonne firefighters make quick work of 1-alarm blaze on Prospect Avenue


Bayonne firefighters made quick work of a one-alarm blaze on Prospect Avenue this morning, putting the fire out in less than an hour, according to Fire Chief Keith Weaver.

Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At approximately 10:53 a.m. this morning, the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to 205 Prospect Ave. on a report of smoke in the building. Arriving firefighters found heavy smoke inside the 3-story multi-unit apartment building, Weaver said in a statement.

Companies located fire in the rear of the building, which is attached to a similar structure. Crews used two hand lines to extinguish the blaze, which was brought under control at about 11:40 a.m.

All occupants of both 205 and 203 Prospect Ave. were safely evacuated with no injuries reported. One apartment with two occupants had been deemed temporarily uninhabitable by the building department.

Those occupants are under the care of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management and the Red Cross and a fire investigation is underway.

“Our firefighters used a fast and aggressive attack to keep this fire contained to the outside walls, which is allowing most occupants of both buildings to return home today,” Weaver added.

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