Bayonne firefighters make short work of apartment building blaze, 5 people displaced

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Bayonne firefighters made short work of a second floor apartment building blaze yesterday, leaving five people displaced, according to Police Chief Keith Weaver.

Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday at around 4:39 p.m., the Bayonne Fire Department responded to a call of smoke coming from the building located at 26 East 32nd Street, Weaver said in an email.

“Arriving fire companies found a working fire on the second floor of the building. Fire companies deployed 2 hose lines to prevent the fire from extending into the third floor attic space of the building and extinguished the fire,” he explained.

The fire chief continued that the blaze was deemed under control by 5:28 p.m. and five occupants of the building have been displaced – one in particular who is under the care of the American Red Cross and the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

“One Bayonne police officer received a minor injury, was treated at the scene by McCabe EMS personnel, and returned to duty. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but is not considered suspicious in nature,” Weaver concluded.