Fox Hill Gardens Fire
5/19/2007 Sad Update:
For those that don’t read the Jersey Journal or Waterfront Journal.
People said she was a wonderful person and this was a great loss. From NJ.com on 5/14/2007.
Jean Singagliese, a long-time city employee, community volunteer and parishioner at St. Ann Church, died yesterday at St. Barnabas Medical Center of injuries she sustained in a fire in her apartment last week.
“Anything civic, mom was there,” said her daughter, Barbara Rotundi.
She worked as a health aide at the Hoboken Board of Health for more than 20 years, was a member of the Democratic Committee for the Sixth Ward and was a long-time member of the Parent-Teacher Association for Hoboken High School, her daughter said.
Singagliese, 87, was badly burned in a fire in her 10th floor apartment at the Fox Hill Gardens early Wednesday morning. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, her daughter said.
She also is survived by another daughter, Margaret Singagliese; two sisters, Josephine LoRocco and Katherine Mellony; one grandson, David; and two-great grandchildren.
A Mass was held this past Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church.
The original news article below.
This happened early this morning, from NJ.com (as well as a reader who mentioned it to me this morning):
Early morning fire leaves Hoboken woman critical
A 87-year-old woman was left in critical condition early this morning from burns after a fire at her Fox Hill Garden home.
Firefighters responded to the blaze, in a 10th floor apartment at
14th Street and Willow Avenue (411 correction: 311 13th Street), at 2:10 a.m., officials said.
Police officers who arrived at the scene heard a woman screaming and saw a lot of smoke on the 10th floor, according to police, who assissted firefighters and helped to evacuate the building.
According to police reports, a 10th floor resident was taken to Hoboken University Medical Center and treated for third degree burns to her upper body. After being stabilized, she was moved to the burn unit at St. Barnabas Medical Center. A spokesman for St. Barnabas said the woman is in critical condition.
A maintenance worker who tried to rescue her and another elderly tenant who lives on the same floor were also treated at Hoboken University Medical Center for smoke inhalation, according to Fire Investigator Capt. Mike Lisa.
The fire, which was contained to the apartment, caused heavy damage to the living room, Lisa said.
He said the fire is still under investigation and the cause has not been determined.
A police spokesman said the fire may have been caused by a lamp that was knocked over or fell on the couch.
Six companies responded to the blaze and the last company left the scene just before 4 a.m.