An apartment fire in a three-story, brick building early Monday afternoon in Bayonne has left one person displaced. The following statement from Deputy Fire Chief Bill Bartos describes what took place during yesterday’s One-Alarm Fire:
“At 12:58pm today the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to 155 W 29th Street for a reported fire. Arriving units found fire in an apartment on the 2nd floor of the 3-story multi-unit apartment building.
Firefighters used a hand line to extinguish the blaze within minutes of their arrival. One tenant was treated for minor smoke inhalation on the scene by McCabe Ambulance and refused further treatment.
A fire investigation is being conducted, however, the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature. The Bayonne Building Department responded and deemed that one apartment would be temporarily uninhabitable. The sole occupant of that unit is under the care of Bayonne OEM and the Red Cross.
BFD Deputy Chief Bill Bartos stated; “I would like to thank the occupants of the building for their quick and safe evacuation of the structure. I also want to commend the responding firefighters for their professional and efficient work on this fire. Their quick response kept this fire from spreading further into the building and minimized the damage to the original apartment.”