BAYONNE, NJ - Showing again that all lives matter to the members of the Bayonne Fire Department, Firefighter Petty made a difficult situation easier when he reunited a resident with her small dog following a Friday fire.

According to reports the fire at 30 East 26th Street sent firefighters to the 18-unit building at approximately 7:13 p.m. Once on scene responders were met with heavy smoke and fire coming from the second floor.

Crews attacked the fire quickly and, according to Deputy Chief Bill Bartos, kept the fire and damage from spreading beyond the apartment where the fire started.

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Two people suffered minor smoke inhalation and one person had a minor leg injury, all three treated on scene and released.

Both the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management and the Red Cross are providing assistance to the resident who was displaced by the fire.

The emergency, Barto said, was brought under control by 7:37 p.m. allowing for the reunion to occur.

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