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.
(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.
The Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force is responding to a fatal fire at 38 Jackson Avenue in Hoboken in which two victims were found during fire suppression activities by the Hoboken Fire Department. More information to follow.
— ProsecutorSuarezHCPO (@HCPOProsecutor) December 20, 2021
“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.
Another Twitter user shared a video of the scene.
Crazy explosion in #Hoboken last night. Hope every everyone is safe and got out ok. Thank you @HobokenFire @HobokenPD for working through the night and keeping us safe. @CityofHoboken @thehobokengirl pic.twitter.com/hrePs5oN91
— Dan Martland (@DanTVusa) December 20, 2021
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.”
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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