Bayonne Homes Engulfed in Four-Alarm Blaze; Swift Response Saves Residents
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BAYONNE, NJ – A four-alarm fire erupted on West 5th Street in Bayonne on Thursday morning, leading to the swift response of the Bayonne Fire Department. The blaze, which was reported just moments before 10:00 a.m., threatened two closely situated family homes.
Firefighters, showcasing their expertise, managed to subdue the aggressive flames in roughly ninety minutes. The fire’s rapid spread from one residence to its neighbor was attributed to the homes’ close proximity.
In a commendable act of bravery, Bayonne police officers managed to rescue an individual even before the fire brigade arrived at the scene. Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver praised the combined efforts of the police and firefighters in ensuring the safety of the residents.
However, the incident wasn’t without its setbacks. One firefighter sustained minor injuries during the operation and was subsequently taken to a medical facility for assessment.
The aftermath of the fire left both houses in an uninhabitable state, displacing eight residents. These individuals are now under the care and supervision of local emergency management teams and the Red Cross.
While the exact cause of the fire remains undetermined, Chief Weaver has stated that there’s no reason to suspect any foul play.