Hoboken Fire Department Battle 3-Alarm Fire at 918 Willow Ave (UPDATED)
The Hoboken Fire Department, along with units from the Hoboken Police, Office of Emergency Management and the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to a three-alarm fire at 918 Willow Avenue this evening.
Units from the Jersey City Fire Department and North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue were also on hand to assist.
The fire reportedly originated in the second floor apartment’s ceiling and extended up to the third and fourth floors via the walls. There was no fire reported on the top floor of the five-story building.
The building is the home of local favorite D’s Soul Full Cafe. There is currently no word on the extent of the damage to the cafe, which also serves as a venue for local artists and musicians.
Three Hoboken firefighters sustained injuries battling the blaze. Two of the injured firefighters were sent to Hoboken University Medical Center—one with injuries to the hand, the other with cuts and scrapes to the head—while the other was treated on the scene. No residents were reported to have been injured.
Eight families have been displaced by the fire, and the cafe is “closed indefinitely.” The building has smoke and water damage remains without water, electricity or gas. Firefighters were able to escort residents back into the building to retrieve vital belongings, as they all have made arrangements for temporary shelter.
***This story will be updated once more details are made available.***