Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that the adult female victim who died on Monday, December 20, in the Hoboken fatal warehouse fire at 38 Jackson Street has been identified as 60-year-old Rose Marie Vos.
The second victim, a 61-year-old male, also died in the fire. The release of his name is pending notification of next of kin.
Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene on December 20. The cause and manner of death of the victims are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
On Monday, December 20, at approximately 12:20 a.m., a Hoboken Police Officer, while on patrol, heard a loud explosion in the area of Jackson Street in Hoboken.
First responders to the area found an active fire in a warehouse located at 38 Jackson Street.
The Hoboken Fire Department responded and was assisted in extinguishing the fire by the Jersey City Fire Department and the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue Department.
The fire damaged several surrounding buildings, and several of the buildings sustained severe water damage.
The investigation into the origin and cause of the fire is pending. During fire suppression activities, firefighters found the male and female victims in the warehouse.
The Regional Arson Task Force is actively investigating this incident with assistance from the Hoboken Fire Department and Hoboken Police Department.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office official website.
All information will be kept confidential.