No injuries after Bayonne Fire Department makes quick work of 1-alarm laundromat blaze


No one sustained any injuries after the Bayonne Fire Department made quick work of a one-alarm laundromat blaze last night, Deputy Fire Chief Bill Bartos said.

Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At approximately 10:53 p.m. last night, the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to 186-188 Avenue F, a laundromat, on a report of fire, Bartos stated.

Arriving units found fire coming from a side window of a laundromat. The three-story building contained the laundromat on the first floor and eight residential units above it. All occupants of the building were safely evacuated.

From there, firefighters used two hand lines to extinguish the blaze, which was confined to the business portion of the building and the fire was declared under control at 11:22 p.m.

The Bayonne Building Department later deemed that all occupants could return to their homes once fire operations were completed.

“Firefighters responded quickly and professionally and their quick actions kept this fire from spreading further into this older building. Fortunately, all occupants were able to return home quickly,” Bartos explained.

An investigation is underway, however, the fire does not appear to be suspicious at this time.