Three minor injuries sustained at Bayonne Housing Authority building fire


Emergency Medical Services (EMS) tended to three minor injuries on the scene of a fire at a Bayonne Housing Authority building last night that was extinguished quickly.

Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday at about 7:17p.m., the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to 30 East 26th Street for a report of a structure fire, according to Deputy Fire Chief William Bartos.

Arriving units found fire conditions within an apartment on the second floor of the three-story Bayonne Housing Authority building. Firefighters used two hand lines to extinguish the blaze that was contained to the original fire apartment, officials said.

The fire was declared under control at 7:37 p.m. and residents of 30 and 40 East 26th Street were temporarily evacuated from their apartments, Bartos said.

Additionally, there were three minor injuries reported and all three were cared for by EMS on scene and refused any further treatment. Officials from the building department, along with the Bayonne Housing Authority, deemed that the fire apartment was uninhabitable, authorities said. All other occupants were allowed to return.

The displaced resident is being cared for by the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management and the Red Cross.

Bartos credited “the quick and professional response of [the] firefighters,” as their actions prevented the fire from spreading to adjacent apartments and causing more damage.

He also stated that the fire is under investigation, but does not appear suspicious at this time.

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