Bayonne blaze injures two firefighters

Thirteen residents displaced, two cats rescued from the three-alarm fire

Two firefighters were injured and over a dozen residents were displaced after a three-alarm fire, according to Fire Chief Keith Weaver.

At 3:38 p.m. on May 26, firefighters were dispatched to a fire at 126 West 27th Street. Units found heavy fire at the address.

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Firefighters used multiple landlines within both structures. The fire progressed to three alarms and was brought under control an hour later.

Two firefighters suffered injuries and were transported to local medical centers by McCabe Ambulance, treated, and released. One occupant was treated by McCabe at the scene and required no further medical attention.

Firefighters rescued two cats, one suffering from smoke inhalation. The cat was given oxygen by McCabe EMS and released to the owner.

The Bayonne Building Department deemed both structures  uninhabitable. Thirteen displaced occupants from both buildings are under the care of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management and NJ Red Cross. The fire is under investigation and does not appear to be suspicious.

“The quick action of our firefighters, along with our mutual aid partners from the Jersey City Fire Department, stopped a large and aggressive fire from extending to nearby structures that were just feet apart,” Weaver said. “Their training and experience proved to be decisive in controlling this blaze quickly. I want to thank our firefighters for a job well done and also thank JCFD, McCabe EMS, Bayonne Police Department, and the Bayonne Fire Canteen for their assistance today.”

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