A two-alarm Bayonne fire that displaced 11 people fortunately did not cause any injuries early this morning, Fire Department Chief Keith Weaver said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
At around 2:01 a.m. this morning, the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to a reported fire at 9 Andrew St. Arriving fire companies found a heavy fire condition in the rear of the building on the first floor, Weaver said in a statement.
Firefighters stretched multiple hand-lines in to the building to extinguish the fire and they prevented the fire from spreading to the second floor and an adjacent building.
The fire progressed to two alarms as firefighters conducted extensive overhaul to find hidden pockets of fire in the walls and ceiling spaces of the building.
11 people were displaced and under the care of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management and the Red Cross.
There were no injures reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation, Weaver added.