Hoboken Firefighters Battle a Four-Alarm Blaze at 300 Washington St.
Sunday night February 19th around 7:00 pm the City of Hoboken responded to 300 Washington Street at the corner of third St. and Washington St. for a fire in a store with apartments above. Heavy smoke and fire worked their way up to the top floor of the five story building and then as firefighters were pulled out of the building fire could be seen coming through the roof. Mutual aid coordinators had to scramble for additional resources because at the same time Jersey City firefighters were in the middle of a fifth alarm of their own so many resources that usually come to Hoboken were not available so the City of Newark responded with two engines and a truck, Elizabeth provided two engines and a truck, East Newark one engine and North Hudson provided there mask service unit. There were several minor injuries reported. Hoboken EMS set up a rehab and a staging area the Bayonne Canteen Unit and Jersey City Gong Club were also called to assist firefighters in rehab. The fire was under control around 11 o’clock. Photo's by Kevin MaloneyRead More