Bayonne one-alarm blaze leads to 10 residents being displaced, fire chief says


A Bayonne one-alarm blaze led to 10 residents being displaced last night in an incident where no one reported any injuries, Fire Chief Keith Weaver said.

Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At 5:08 p.m. yesterday evening, the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke coming from the roof at 105 West 14th St. Arriving units found a working fire in the attic of the three-story, three-family building, Weaver said in a statement.

Firefighters used two hand lines to extinguish the blaze and the fire was declared under control at 5:52pm.

All occupants were safely evacuated and no injuries were reported, with the Building Department deeming the structure temporarily uninhabitable.

All 10 displaced occupants are under the care of Bayonne OEM and the Red Cross and a fire investigation is being conducted, however, the fire does not seem suspicious at this time.

The chief continued that occupants of the neighboring home were temporarily evacuated and were allowed to return home within minutes.

“Our firefighters worked with skill to quickly knock down this blaze and prevent this fire from causing more significant damage and they also kept the fire from spreading just a few feet away to the house next door,” Weaver added.

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