Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said 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.
Prosecutor Suarez said first sent 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 two victims in the warehouse.
Prosecutor Suarez said they were pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause and manner of death of the victims are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
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 website at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
All information will be kept confidential.