Raging fire in Hoboken kills 1
HOBOKEN (WABC) -- A four-alarm fire that tore through a large apartment building in Hoboken claimed the life of an elderly woman.
Eyewitness News is told the 83-year-old woman was trapped in her third floor apartment when fire broke out on Hudson Street just before 3:45 a.m. this morning.
She was apparently unable to escape and was discovered dead in her apartment.
The fire reportedly broke out on the fifth floor of the large apartment building and spread to the fourth floor. Heavy flames shot out windows.
Dozens of families were evacuated from the building, and watched in pajamas from the street. They were being helped by the Red Cross. None were injured.
Fire officials believe the fire may have been fed by gas in the building.
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