BAYONNE, NJ - 45 people were displaced by a Thursday afternoon fire that spread through a residential building at 482 Kennedy Blvd., necessitating its eventual demolition.
According to Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver, members of the Bayonne Fire Department responded to the call at approximately 12:50 p.m. and were immediately confronted with heavy fire and smoke on the second floor, extending to the third floor and roof area.
While firefighters were able to contain the flames to one building, the fire’s spread raised the emergency to a fourth alarm incident necessitating additional response from fire companies in Jersey City, Kearny, and North Hudson. While firefighters remained on the scene to extinguish hidden pockets of fire, the incident was brought under control just before 4:00 p.m.
As firefighters were tackling this incident a second alarm rang at 218 Broadway where a fire was quickly extinguished in a shed attached to a one-story building. Firefighters rescued 4 kittens from the shed and they were placed in the care of Liberty Humane Society.
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