BFD extinguishes evening fire with no injuries

Two other fires earlier in the week displaced two residents

The Bayonne Fire Department put out a blaze on May 9, with no injuries or residents displaced, according to Fire Chief Keith Weaver.

At 10:59 p.m., firefigthers were dispatched to a report of fire on a windowsill at 129 West 54th Street.

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Arriving units found heavy smoke condition and fire on a windowsill of a 3rd floor apartment of the six-unit building. Firefighters used a handline to extinguish the fire, which was declared under control at 11:19 p.m.

The building occupants were temporarily evacuated, however, all occupants were able to return home. No injures were reported. A fire investigation is underway.

“Once again, our firefighters arrived quickly and took immediate action to help prevent the spread of fire in this multi-unit apartment building,” Weaver said.

Resident displaced in earlier fire

Meanwhile, a fire over the weekend displaced one resident. On May 7, at 12:22 p.m., the BFD was dispatched to 43 Broadway for a reported odor of smoke in the building.

Arriving firefighters detected an odor of smoke on the second floor of the building. After a thorough investigation of the building, firefighters found a fire in the ceiling space of a second floor apartment and used one hose line to extinguish the fire.

The fire was placed under control at 1:11 p.m. A fire investigator determined the cause of the fire to be accidental in nature.

A fire inside the ceiling was put out by BFD on May 7.

There were no injuries reported. However, one occupant was displaced and was assisted by the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

“I would like to credit our responding firefighters for their excellent work in locating the hidden fire in the ceiling space and quickly extinguishing it,” Weaver said.

Accidental fire displaces another resident

And an accidental attic fire was put out on May 5. At 10:28pm, BFD responded to 133 West 52nd St for a smoke condition.

Arriving firefighters found a smoke condition and fire within the wall in the attic. Firefighters deployed one hose line to extinguish and contain the fire within the wall space.

The fire was placed under control at 11:08 p.m. The cause of the fire was determined as accidental in nature by a fire investigator.

There were no injuries reported. One resident of the building is displaced and was assisted by the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

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