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Bayonne ELKS Invites Fire Victims to Free Dinner Event on Saturday

1868-2018 Elks are Celebrating 150 Years of Service Credits: Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

BAYONNE, NJ – Victims of the fire that ravaged through a 34th Street and Prospect Avenue residential building are invited to a free dinner event at Bayonne ELKS Lodge on Saturday night.

The evening will include fine Italian dining and some other refreshments in an effort to support the victims of the fire.

“We, as members of this community, would like to help in any way we can,” the lodge said in a Facebook post. “Please join us for dinner, conversation and consolation. XO.”

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The Bayonne Fire Department determined the fire was spread across four buildings, 791 Broadway, 792 Broadway, 795 Broadway and 10 West 36th Street beginning around 1:19 a.m., a press release said.

When firefighters arrived, the resident of 793 Broadway alerted them that her daughter had “not been accounted for,” police said.

Firefighters located 42 year old Ruvee Yao in the apartment, but attempts to revive her on scene and at Bayonne Medical Center were unsuccessful, according to a police press release.  

The Bayonne Office of Emergency Management assisted the displaced residents. The American Red Cross is also anticipated to help.

According to police, the Bayonne Fire Department is still investigating the cause and origin of the fire.


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