Firefighters battle Hoboken blaze on Washington Street in near 100 degree weather


Firefighters battled a Hoboken blaze on Washington Street in near 100 degree weather yesterday afternoon, with only one resident being treated at the scene for injuries.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The @HobokenFire Dept, under command of BC Fini worked fast to knock down a working fire at 219 Washington St in @CityofHoboken. Call came in just before 3:15 pm. Only one resident has been treated by @HobokenVol_EMS at the scene so far,” Public Safety Director Kenneth Ferrante tweeted.

“@Local1078 members dealing with close to 100 degree temperatures. The @JerseyCity
FD has arrived to assist in ventilating the bldg and relieving some of our fire fighters. @HobokenPD has Washington St closed from 2nd to 4th Sts @HobokenOEM has buses rerouted to Bloomfield and Hudson. Thank you to our Bravest today!”

The Bayonne Fire Department also provided mutual aid for the multi-alarm fire and  Washington Street reopened fully at about 7 p.m.

In an update posted on Sunday afternoon, Ferrante indicated that six firefighters received treatment at the Hoboken University Medical Center: four for heat-related issues and two for minor injuries.


Editor’s note: This story was updated with additional information from Hoboken Public Safety Director Kenneth Ferrante. 

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