Fire closes 1st street at Jackson and Monroe
This morning a fire started at a two-story structure near the corner of 1st Street and Jackson Street. The building was safely evacuated, and firefighters are on the scene to control the fire.
Residents are advised that 1st Street between Jackson Street & Monroe Street will be closed to traffic and pedestrians for several hours and may use Observer Highway as an alternative. The building is an older wooden structure and the fire is generating significant smoke, so residents in the area are advised to keep windows closed.
Five residents who were displaced are temporarily staying at Iglesia Pentecostal Latina Americano. Hoboken OEM and Volunteer Ambulance Corps have set up a shelter in the church and are coordinating with the Red Cross.
The City thanks the Fire and Police Departments for working to protect the community.