One Bayonne resident displaced due to brief one-alarm fire, deputy chief says


Only one Bayonne resident was displaced this afternoon due to a one-alarm fire that quickly extinguished, Deputy Chief Bill Bartos.

Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At 12:58 p.m. today, the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to 155 W 29th Street for a reported fire. Arriving units found fire in an apartment on the 2nd floor of the three-story, multi-unit apartment building, Bartos said in a statement.

Firefighters used a hand line to extinguish the blaze within minutes of their arrival. One tenant was treated for minor smoke inhalation on the scene by McCabe Ambulance and refused further treatment.

A fire investigation is being conducted, however, the blaze does not appear to be suspicious in nature. The Bayonne Building Department responded and deemed that one apartment would be temporarily uninhabitable.

Additionally, the sole occupant of that unit is under the care of Bayonne OEM and the Red Cross.

“I would like to thank the occupants of the building for their quick and safe evacuation of the structure. I also want to commend the responding firefighters for their professional and efficient work on this fire,” Bartos explained.

“Their quick response kept this fire from spreading further into the building and minimized the damage to the original apartment.”