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Fire Breaks Out on New Jersey Hospital Roof

BAYONNE, N.J. (WABC7) – A fire erupted on the roof of Bayonne Medial Center on Friday night after a gas tank ignited. No injuries were reported and there was apparently no interior damage to the 278-bed hospital.

Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis told the Jersey Journal that the acetylene tank was on the roof as part of work being done on the five-story building. It somehow caught fire and flames shot high into the night sky.

Nearby residents reported hearing a loud bang and seeing the colorful flames around 10:30 p.m.

Patients on the fourth and fifth floors were transferred to the second and third floors as a precaution. The exact cause of the four-alarm fire remains under investigation.