Historic Chambord Building in Hoboken Explodes in the Night, 2 Bodies Found

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This morning, the City of Hoboken’s Office of Emergency Management sent out an alert asking people to avoid the southwest area of Hoboken due to an active fire at 38 Jackson Street. The Hoboken Fire Department was also on the scene.

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(Photo credit: Diana, Owner of Revival Vintage)

Around 12:45AM Monday, we received a message from Diana of Revival Vintage, whose business had been on the same block.

“Chambord building just blew up! Huge fireballs out the loading dock on Jackson and out the back into the park,” she shared with Hoboken Girl. “It shook our building like an airplane was landing on us — right before the fireballs. It was insanity.”

According to the announcement, no injuries had been reported so far. But as of Monday afternoon, it was reported that two victims’ bodies had been found in the buildilng.

“Jackson Street between Newark Street and Observer Highway, Harrison Street from Newark Street to Paterson Avenue, Paterson Plank Road from Congress Street as well as Ravine Road are closed due to vehicular traffic at this time,” the City of Hoboken shared this AM.

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Another Twitter user shared a video of the scene.

Dan spoke with us and shared additional photos and his first-hand account. “Thought a freight train was coming into my bedroom last night. The explosion was huge.”

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38 Jackson Street is a large industrial building housing many businesses inside, including CrossFit Hoboken, Casa Klado, Muneca Mullins Studios, Intrepid, Naturalist, and more.

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident in 2012 to discover the amazing things happening in the area. She's a former digital editor at Conde Nast, and in a 'prior life' — was school counselor in a North Jersey elementary school. She can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.

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