City of Hoboken announces:
Fire at 3rd & Washington; Shelter Opened at
Multi Service Center
A major fire which is still ongoing started shortly after 7pm this evening at a 5 story building at 300 Washington St. Streets in the vicinity are closed to traffic. At this time, the Fire Department believes that all occupants were safely evacuated, and a few were treated for smoke inhalation. A shelter has been set up at the Multi Service Center (2nd St and Grand St) for any residents that were displaced.
The City thanks the Hoboken Fire Department, Police Department, EMS, CERT, and fire departments from Newark, Elizabeth, and East Newark for their assistance.
Talking Ed Note: As of 9:30 an eyewitness says the fire is not under control.
The whole building is in flames and glass panels are falling out of windows.
With displacements anticipated, a fundraiser is being planned at Room 84 for March 2nd.