No Injuries From 2 Friday Fires in Bayonne

There were no injuries reported from two, separate, one alarm fires in Bayonne on Friday.  Chief Keith Weaver issued the following statement:

“The first fire was reported at 11:47 am at 1102 Avenue C.  Firefighters arrived to find an active fire in a dryer of a laundromat.  The business is on the first floor of a three-story building.  Firefighters used a hand line to extinguish the blaze, which was contained to the business.  Police and firefighters temporarily evacuated the residents of the apartments above, however, they were allowed to return a short time later.  The fire was declared under control within 30 minutes of their arrival.  A fire investigation is currently being conducted, however, it does not appear to be suspicious.”

The Chief continued, saying, “The second fire was reported at 4:43 pm at 185 West 22nd Street.  Arriving units found a 30-yard construction dumpster, alongside a home, fully engulfed.  Firefighters used hand lines to extinguish the blaze and kept it from spreading to the adjacent home.  A fire investigation is currently underway.

Our firefighters quick and professional response to both of these blazes kept fire from spreading further into the structures and prevented injury to our residents.”