Bayonne fire leaves residents displaced, dog dead

A second-alarm fire tore through a two-story building on West 3rd Street

The Bayonne Fire Department responded to two fires on March 30, according to Fire Chief Keith Weaver.

West 25th Street

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Firefighters were dispatched to 170 West 25th Street at 2:10 p.m. on a report of smoke coming from the second floor. Units found fire in the wall of the two-story building.

A handline was used by firefighters 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, but the fire is not considered suspicious. No injuries were reported.

West 3rd Street

At 4:03 p.m., the BFD was dispatched to a reported fire at 108 West 3rd Street. Fire companies found a heavy smoke and fire condition on the first floor of the two-story attached building.

The fire progressed to a second alarm. Three hose lines were deployed by firefighters to extinguish the fire and prevent it 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 deceased canine from the building. Three people are displaced from the fire building and under the care of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

There were no injuries reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation and is not currently considered suspicious.

“This was the second fire that occurred today where our firefighters quick actions prevented the fire from spreading,” Weaver said.

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