Uptown Fire – 1202 Hudson St.

10/1/2008 Bump:

Just wanted to bump the story in case people missed it while 411 had database issues.

The 80-year old woman who died in the fire was identified as Paula Otero, who’s son Jose works for Applied Housing. Our thoughts go out to her family.

Here’s another picture, and you can see the videos below.

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10/1/2008 7:54am Update:

NBC News story:

(Officials said:)
“A woman was found dead in her Hoboken apartment Wednesday morning after a fire ripped through the building. The woman, who is in her 80s, was discovered just a short time after the four-alarm blaze on Hudson Street was brought under control. The fire tore quickly (411: not so quickly) through the five-story apartment building. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. Meantime, the Red Cross is opening up a shelter at the nearby Wallace School for families evacuated from the 162 units affected by the fire.”

10/1/2008 7:40am Update:

Hoboken411 reader “neighbor” indicated that it’s been confirmed that an elderly woman has perished in the fire. Sad news. They said NBC news reported that information.

Additionally – according to the Hoboken411 live police and fire radiothat this fire incident has now officially been declared “a crime scene.”

Can’t Hoboken ever shake it’s “Arson” history? Once and for all?

10/1/2008 6:35am Update:

Here’s PART TWO of the RAW video that was shot this morning.


Major Fire at 1202 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ from Hoboken411 on Vimeo.

10/1/2008 5:50am Update:

Here’s PART ONE of the RAW video I took. The first five minutes of about 75 total clips. One commenter said NBC News reported the fire as starting at 1202 Hudson. PART TWO of the inferno in about 45 min.


Major fire at 1206 Hudson Street, Hoboken NJ from Hoboken411 on Vimeo.

10/1/2008 4:50am Update:

A pretty substantial fire happened in the area of about 1206 Hudson Street (Not sure if it was 1204 or 1208 or 1202). This was right behind where the 1203 Washington Street fire took place earlier in the year. Started on the top floor.

Took about 10-15 minutes of video – will upload it in raw format in a couple hours. See it from the beginning.

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Fire was winding down when I left – however, that doesn’t rule out the possibility of the always-feared fire creep.

10/1/2008 3:47am:

There’s a active fire going on somewhere uptown… going to check it out now… Sounds like it’s semi-serious.

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108 Comments on "Uptown Fire – 1202 Hudson St."

moephab
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moephab

Do not count on the Hoboken Reporter to report the truth being Joe Barry owns that paper as well.
They sold the Reporter years ago, but don’t count on the Reporter to actually report anything.

bornandrazedinhobo
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bornandrazedinhobo
[quote comment=”111104″]IM SOORY BUT I NEED TO SPEAK!!! I AM THE GRANDSON OF PAULA OTERO who died in the fire!!! 1. why did the fire dept ignore my dads wishes…all he asks was to check apt 307 (3rd floor-fire was on the 5th floor) look @ the video…just smoke was comin out in the begining…they can break locks on the 5th flr apts & save pets, but they couldn’t break my grandmothers door down..? 1ST it had to do with some1 doing drugs…now its a “lamp” that fell on a mattress with the plastic on it…sorry but i lived in applied my whole life…hum…we do have fire safety items thru out the building… 330am thru 6 something am…. p.s. the viewing was a closed casket??? why there was no fire damage and just a lil smoke damage… stop covering up for the these fools you call fire men… go out on a thursday night.. or a friday or a saturday…im a dj and you will see them gettin drunk & the sad part is…their shift starts in a few hours… c’mon they rather light their boggie than do their job… and now in yesturdays paper…the batt was dead in the alarm system in my grandmothers apt….buuuuullllshhh*t…. alexander otero son of jose orlando otero r.i.p grandma :twisted:[/quote] Sorry for the loss! I do agree the whole story Bill Bergen and the press are putting out is all lies! Anyone that has studied fire science, crime scene investigation, or have been in… Read more »
Journey
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Journey

Alexander,

My heart goes out to you and your family.

djalexkasanova
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djalexkasanova

IM SOORY BUT I NEED TO SPEAK!!!
I AM THE GRANDSON OF PAULA OTERO who died in the fire!!!
1. why did the fire dept ignore my dads wishes…all he asks was to check apt 307 (3rd floor-fire was on the 5th floor) look @ the video…just smoke was comin out in the begining…they can break locks on the 5th flr apts & save pets, but they couldn’t break my grandmothers door down..?

1ST it had to do with some1 doing drugs…now its a “lamp” that fell on a mattress with the plastic on it…sorry but i lived in applied my whole life…hum…we do have fire safety items thru out the building…
330am thru 6 something am….
p.s. the viewing was a closed casket??? why there was no fire damage and just a lil smoke damage…
stop covering up for the these fools you call fire men…
go out on a thursday night..
or a friday
or a saturday…im a dj and you will see them gettin drunk & the sad part is…their shift starts in a few hours…
c’mon they rather light their boggie than do their job…
and now in yesturdays paper…the batt was dead in the alarm system in my grandmothers apt….buuuuullllshhh*t….

alexander otero son of jose orlando otero
r.i.p grandma 😈

Double
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Double

Where is the investigation of the other fire on that block earlier this year with another fatality. There needs to be a full and public investigation on cause and response of this fire as well.
We must question the circumstances of these fires in the effort to make ourselves better in all areas of service for the public.

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