No injuries, 13 people displaced by 2-alarm blaze in Bayonne, fire chief says


There were no injuries, though 13 people have been displaced, by a two-alarm blaze in Bayonne this morning that lasted for 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 around 8:48 a.m., this morning the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 9 New St. Arriving fire companies found a smoke condition and working fire in the basement of the home, Weaver said in an email.

Firefighters deployed two hose lines to extinguish the fire in the basement and prevented the fire from spreading within the building and to an adjacent home. The fire progressed to two alarms and was placed under control at by roughly 9:23 a.m., officials said.

13 occupants of the home are displaced until repairs can be completed by the owner. The occupants are being assisted by the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management and the Red Cross, authorities said.

There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.