Bayonne woman killed in ‘multiple alarm structure fire,’ two others rescued, official says


A Bayonne woman was killed in a “multiple alarm structure fire” earlier this evening, where two other occupants of the building were rescued, according to Deputy Fire Chief William Bartos.

Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At approximately 6:16 p.m., the Bayonne Fire Department responded to a call about a fire at 18 East 16th St, Bartos said in a statement.

Arriving firefighters found heavy fire and smoke conditions from the two-story wooden structure. Two occupants of the building were removed and transported to the Bayonne Medical Center by McCabe Ambulance.

Firefighters used several hand lines to extinguish the blaze, which extended to the second floor of the structure.

Additionally, a woman trapped on the first floor was removed and transported to the Bayonne Medical Center, where she was confirmed deceased, Matos explained. The fire was declared under control at about 7:01 p.m.

“Firefighters worked quickly and professionally to keep the fire from spreading to a nearby structure on the dense and narrow block,” Bartos said.

“The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Bayonne Fire Department, the Bayonne Police Department, and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.”

The Bayonne Office of Emergency Management described the blaze as “a multiple alarm structure fire” when advising residents to avoid the area on social media.

On Thursday, a four-alarm fire on John F. Kennedy Boulevard displaced dozens of people.

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