Authorities have identified the 60-year-old woman killed in a double fatal Hoboken fire yesterday, with GoFundMe pages being started for several badly damaged businesses.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The woman who died in the fatal Hoboken warehouse fire at 38 Jackson St. has been identified as 60-year-old Rose Marie Vos. The second victim, a 61-year-old man, also died in the fire, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.
The release of his name is pending notification of next of kin. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The cause and manner of death of the victims are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
Businesses housed at the address have begun fundraising for repairs, including Crossfit Hoboken, Naturalist Interiors, and Alter Ego Pole Fitness.
While Crossfit Hoboken set a lofty goal of $75,000, they’ve already raised $42,465 since this morning.
“Crossfit Hoboken recently was closed due to an unexpected fire. This page was created to raise revenue for our staff and to help start the rebuild process. We are left with many unanswered questions but we know for sure we will be back and better than ever,” their page description says.
Yesterday at approximately 12:20 a.m., a Hoboken Police Officer while on patrol heard a loud explosion in the area of Jackson Street in Hoboken. First responders to the area found an active fire in a warehouse located at 38 Jackson St.
The Hoboken Fire Department responded and was assisted in extinguishing the fire by the Jersey City Fire Department and the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue Department.
The fire damaged several surrounding buildings and several of the buildings sustained severe water damage.
The investigation into the origin and cause of the fire is pending. During fire suppression activities, firefighters found the victims in the warehouse.
The Regional Arson Task Force is actively investigating this incident with assistance from the Hoboken Fire Department and Hoboken Police Department.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on their official website at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
All information will be kept confidential.