Bayonne Condominium Fire Displaces Tenants in Four Apartment Units

Photo Credits:  Bayonne Office of Emergency Management                                                                                                                                                                         A one-alarm fire broke out early Monday afternoon in a 24-unit, condominium apartment complex located at 33-37 West 32nd Street in Bayonne.  No injuries were reported.  Firefighters responded at 12:42 pm as alarms sounded.

 Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver issued the following statement:

“Arriving companies investigating alarms, used their thermal-imaging cameras and found high heat coming from the ceiling above one of the top floor units in the 24-unit condominium building.  Firefighters immediately called for a working fire, and used two hand lines to extinguish the blaze, which was confined to the attic space (cockloft) above the top floor.  The blaze was declared under control at 1:28 pm.”

The entire building was evacuated during the incident.

A fire investigation is underway, but it does not appear that the fire was suspicious in nature. The Building Department did declare four units to be uninhabitable.  Those five tenants are under the care of the Red Cross and the Office of Emergency Management.