UPDATED: Fire on Bowers Street in the Jersey City Heights shuts down portion of Central Avenue


A fire on Bowers Street in the Jersey City Heights has shut down a portion of Central Avenue between Charles and Griffith Streets, the Central Avenue SID announced.

Photo via Central Avenue SID Twitter.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Please avoid #CentralAve between Charles & Griffith Street which is temporarily shutdown due 2 ongoing fire on Bowers St. near Central,” the Central Avenue SID tweeted about a half hour ago.

“Big thanks 2 all the brave #JerseyCity emergency responders for addressing the situation. Battling a fire in this heat is unthinkable. #StaySafe”

The Jersey City Fire Department is on the scene battling the blaze in temperatures that feel like the mid-90s due to the high humidity.

In an email, city spokeswoman Kim Wallace-Scalcione said the fire started in the walls of a multi-family residential building, which was under control by 2:52 p.m.

Only one apartment was evacuated, with no one sustaining any injuries and even pets being removed from the building safely, she stated.