Eight people rescued in Bayonne fire

BAYONNE — A firefighter was injured during a fire at 16 E. 34th St. in Bayonne on July 25, during which firefighters rescued workers from the roof and other parts of the two and half story building.
Upon arrival at about 3:22 p.m. firefighters reported seeing smoke coming from the roof in the rear of the building and also witnessed a roofer on the roof.
“Firefighters guided the roofer down from the roof, and evacuated an additional four workers from the third floor, and three youth from the second floor,” said Fire Chief Greg Rogers. “A fire hose was advanced into the building, and a fire in the cockloft area between the roof and the ceiling of the apartment below was quickly extinguished. The fire damaged was confined to an area approximately four by four foot in the cockloft. The apartment on the third floor suffered minimal smoke and water damage.”
One firefighter was transported to Bayonne Medical Center, suffering from an ailment to his shoulder and arm. There were no further reports of injuries. The fire investigator is currently assessing the cause of the fire. The owner reported that Meena Construction was the contractor working at the scene. The Police Department, Building Department, EMS, and the Fire Canteen were at the scene.

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