1 firefighter injured when fire breaks out at Bayonne, NJ home: officials

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Bayonne house fire

A fire broke out at a home in Bayonne, NJ Sept. 11, 2021 (Twitter/Bayonne OEM)

BAYONNE, N.J. — Emergency crews were on scene after a fire broke out at a New Jersey home Saturday.

The blaze occurred at a home in the vicinity of West 18th Street and Avenue C in Bayonne, according to the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

The fire started at about 10:55 a.m. and escalated to four alarms. It began in a first floor kitchen of the home and spread to the houses on either side, officials said.

Fourteen people were displaced; the Red Cross is helping to relocate the families.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion.

Thick, dark smoke was sent to the sky as a result of the fire with at least one fire truck at the scene.

People have been advised to avoid the area.

It was not immediately known if there were any injuries or the cause of the blaze.

It was extinguished in about an hour and a half, officials said.

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