One dog was killed, another was rescued, and three people were displaced from a two-alarm fire in Bayonne this afternoon, Fire Chief Keith Weaver said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
This afternoon at 4:03 p.m., the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to a reported fire at 108 West 3rd St. Arriving fire companies found a heavy smoke and fire condition on the first floor of the two-story, attached building, Weaver said in a statement.
The fire progressed to a second alarm and three hose lines were deployed by firefighters to extinguish the fire and prevent the blaze from extending to the second floor and to the attached building next door.
The fire was placed under control at 4:49 p.m. Firefighters rescued one canine and recovered one dead canine from the building, the chief noted.
Additionally, three people are displaced from the fire building and under the care of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management and there were no injuries reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and is not considered suspicious as of this writing.
“This was the second fire that occurred today where our firefighters quick actions prevented the fire from spreading,” Weaver explained.
Earlier in the afternoon, a much smaller blaze broke out at 170 West 25th Street.
Around 2:10 p.m., firefighters found fire in the wall of the two-story building and used a hand line to extinguish the blaze and the fire was placed under control at 2:25 p.m.
The Building Department responded and determined that due to minimal damage, all occupants could return home. A fire investigation is underway and this fire is also not considered suspicious – with again no injuries reported.