Madison Street Fire was wind-swept
Hoboken Visuals: Madison Street Fire on 2/17
You can see how the wind definitely played a role in the intensity of the fire. Surprised no “fire alerts” were issued.
Explosion the cause or just an affect of the Madison St. fire?
Several residents heard a “loud explosion” prior to realizing a fire had broken out. While the fire was initially labeled as caused by cigarettes (according to one resident who lived in one of the buildings), other theories are that a propane tank could have been involved. But it’s uncertain if those explosions were just the result of the fire, and not the cause.
Resident Stephanie said “We heard a huge boom and then fire trucks rushed to the scene just seconds later.”
This is how it looked in her field of view:
And this photo that Kevin took shows the “ferocity” of the flames at the peak of the blaze: