Hoboken Fire Department makes quick work of two-alarm blaze at senior building


The Hoboken Fire Department made short work of a two-alarm blaze at a senior building early this morning in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Responding to emergencies during COVID-19 can be very challenging, but I want to commend the Hoboken Fire Department for their quick response to extinguish a fire at our senior building at 76 Bloomfield Street this morning,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.

“Thank you to Hoboken Fire Department Battalion Chief Anton Peskens for his leadership, and the fire fighters for responding during the early morning hours. I also thank the Hoboken Police Department officers including Lieutenant Michael Costello, and also Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Sgt. William Montanez for helping at the fire.”

The Hoboken FD tweeted that the blaze was deemed under control around 5:58 a.m. and three residents were being treated by local EMS.

The mayor also credited first responders for still being able to perform admirable in the midst of the public health emergency.

Officials made the announcement about the fire as part of their daily COVID-19 update, which indicated there are now 402 cases, up just six from Tuesday, and a man in his 80s died from the disease – bringing the city’s overall total to 22.


  1. Hey Mayor, if you really cared about the seniors you would ask HUD to look into the owners of that building and the fact that they are renting to non seniors at higher rents than permitted. Do your damn job and stop allowing conditions like that to exist.

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