Basement Fire Leaves Person With Severe Burns

November 28, 2019

By: Dennis Symons, Jr.

ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Firefighters were dispatched to the 200 block of Windsor Road at 4:11 pm, for a basement fire. Upon arrival of Robbinsville’s “Squad 40” engine they found heavy smoke showing and a large volume of fire coming from the basement. Crews pulled 2 lines to the rear basement access and proceed with an aggressive interior attack.

While Robbinsville’s fire crew was conducting the fire attack a burn victim was being treated by Robbinsville’s EMS crew and was transported to Capitol Health System at Fuld Trauma Unit in Trenton. The person was reported to have severe burns and was flown from the trauma unit in Trenton to St Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ to be treated by their burn unit.

Mutual aid from Hightstown Station 41, East Windsor Station 42, Hamilton Township Fire Departments: Nottingham Station 17, Groveville Station 19, Mercerville Station 12. A tanker task force was called and sending a tanker from Allentown Station 82, Millstone Township Station 32-1, Cranbury Station 48 all responded to the scene.

The fire is under investigation by the Robbinsville Township Fire Marshal