One-alarm Bayonne fire leaves 7 residents displaced, one treated for smoke inhalation


A one-alarm Bayonne fire left seven residents displaced, one of which was treated for smoke inhalation, Fire Chief Keith Weaver said.

Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The Bayonne Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 301 Avenue A at approximately 2:07 p.m. yesterday, Fire Chief Keith Weaver stated.

Arriving units were met with fire coming from the first floor rear apartment of the four-unit building. Firefighters were able to rescue an elderly woman from a second floor apartment, as she was non-ambulatory and suffering from smoke inhalation, Weaver said.

All other occupants were able to self evacuate prior to fire personnel arriving. Firefighters used a hand line to extinguish the one-alarm fire, which was declared under control at 2:34pm.

EMS for McCabe Ambulance Services transported the one victim to a nearby hospital with minor smoke inhalation and no other injuries were reported.

The building department has deemed the structure temporarily unsafe and the seven displaced occupants are under the care of Bayonne Office of Emergency Management and the Red Cross.

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

“I would like to commend our members for their quick response and professionalism as they were able to safely remove a trapped occupant from the building and quickly extinguish this fire,” Weaver added.

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