Shanty Town BBQ gone bad

About an hour or so ago, a brush fire erupted in the cliff by Madison Street between 12th and 14th Streets (by the viaduct). Definitely no Utah-sized blaze with 100’s of thousands of acres ablaze, but still a precarious situation. Union City responded to the top, and Hoboken was hitting it from below.

These seems to happen almost every year, and is suspected to be caused by the homeless individuals living in their Shanty Town along the light rail tracks.

Check out the minute long music video, and 411 reader Meagan also submitted some additional pictures from across the way.

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3 Comments on "Shanty Town BBQ gone bad"

gov
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what’s the name of that tune? off the new album?

danzig
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[quote comment=”34169″]does anyone know if the girl who has been panhandling at the gas station just beyond the traintracks [/quote]
Her name is Carla. She’s cool. Don’t talk to her about kittens though, please.
The fire is a bummer b/c it’s bringing way too much attention up here. Plus, I heard they’re going to move the construction trailer (you can see it in 411’s vid) which is like a *huge* bummer because it’s got an open-Linksys router that brings yours truly to the airwaves each and every day gratis.

emme315
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emme315

spoon rocks. and does anyone know if the girl who has been panhandling at the gas station just beyond the traintracks into JC (at the gas station) is part of shanty town? i was going to give her $$ but she seemed really strung out… ❓

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