Prosecutor identifies 1 victim in double fatal fire at Hoboken warehouse
Authorities have identified one of two victims found dead following a fire at a Hoboken warehouse.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office says that one of the victims was 60-year-old Rose Marie Vos. The second victim was a 61-year-old man. His name will not be released until his family has been notified.
The fire broke out in a warehouse located at 38 Jackson St. early Monday morning.
Officials say that a Hoboken police officer on patrol heard a loud explosion around 12:20 a.m. First responders soon found that the warehouse was on fire.
Black smoke and flames could be seen pouring out of the building. Officials say that the fire damaged several surrounding buildings and that several of the building sustained severe water damage.
The bodies of the two victims were found inside the warehouse while firefighters were working to douse the flames. They were pronounced dead at the scene. The cause and manner of the deaths is still pending an autopsy.
The cause of the fire is also under investigation. Anyone who may have information about the fire is urged to contact the prosecutor’s office at 201-915-1345.