More on the 1203 Washington Fire

2/22/2008:

Today, Chris, Hoboken411 reader and resident of 1203 Washington Street sent some photos in of the building. He was in a unit directly next to the fire, and unbelievably, didn’t have any damage.

“People have made it clear that they are tired of hearing about this, but I thought that a few pics from the fire at 1203 might inform people that the current status of this is clearly not “gone” or “fixed”

These are taken from the inside (non Washington St side). It’s been over three weeks since the fire and you can still see from the 4th floor into the sky!

I just took the pics to show people how close I was to the fire (my bedroom is one of the skinny windows on the left on the 2nd floor) and how amazing it was that I got no damage. I think some people weren’t aware of how extensive the damage was. I’m not sure what kind of work it takes to rebuild that kind of damage. I am, however, very curious as to how much my rent will be credited for the days in January and February that my apartment was inaccessible.”

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9 Comments on "More on the 1203 Washington Fire"


kal-el
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kal-el
8 years 7 months ago

hobokenarn got it right ! check your detectors it’s so sad when a fire happens people loose so much !!!! some things you can get back, but think of things you cant for example when my wife and i had to make our wedding video we had no baby pic’s of her a a baby cause they were all lost in a fire when she was young that was so sad !

hobokenarn
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hobokenarn
8 years 7 months ago

Check you smoke detectors please. they save lives

Easy-E
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8 years 7 months ago

[quote comment=”69760″][quote comment=”69635″]Was it stated that he had a roomate?[/quote]

Yes, in the Jersey Journal. He was one of the people that suffered serious burns on his arms. The police were to interrogate him according to the paper. Obviously he was in one bedroom and the other man who died was in the other. And the Jersey Journal later said that they had been wrong about where they found the dead body originally. They first reported that he was on his bed and then retracted that. He was found in a closet. Apparently he was trying to escape the flames and panicked.[/quote]

Good God… What a way to go. Poor guy.

moproteus
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moproteus
8 years 7 months ago

[quote comment=”69635″]Was it stated that he had a roomate?[/quote]

Yes, in the Jersey Journal. He was one of the people that suffered serious burns on his arms. The police were to interrogate him according to the paper. Obviously he was in one bedroom and the other man who died was in the other. And the Jersey Journal later said that they had been wrong about where they found the dead body originally. They first reported that he was on his bed and then retracted that. He was found in a closet. Apparently he was trying to escape the flames and panicked.

Chase22
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Chase22
8 years 7 months ago

Not sure, but internally, 1201 & 1203 were two separate buildings prior to renovations. Fire walls may have helped the original 1201 structure from more serious damage.

My Father lived at 1201 4th flr years ago. I was curious about the damage due to our history there.

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