Man Critical Following Fire in Berry Gardens Apartments in Jersey City

REGIONAL ARSON TASK FORCE RESPONDS TO FIRE IN JERSEY CITY

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released the following information on Thursdsy:

On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Jersey City Fire Department was notified of an alarm activation at the Berry Gardens Apartments located at 92 Danforth Avenue in Jersey City. First responders to the area found an active fire located in Apartment 206 and began fire suppression activities.

An unresponsive male victim, age 64, from Jersey City was found in his apartment. The victim was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment. He remains at JCMC and is currently in critical condition.

A preliminary investigation by the Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force has determined that the fire began in Apartment 206 and the fire was contained to this apartment. The investigation into the origin and cause of the fire is pending.

Agencies responding to the fire were the Jersey City Fire Department, the Jersey City Police Department and the Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force. The Regional Arson Task Force is actively investigating this incident with assistance from the Jersey City Fire Department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office website at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. 

All information will be kept confidential.

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