HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Hamilton Township Fire Department was dispatched to the 1700 Block of South Broad Street tonight for a house of fire around 9:30 pm. Upon arrival, the first officer reported smoke showing from the 2nd floor and called an “All Hands” sending additional help to the scene as well as covers from surrounding towns. Crews searched for occupants and stretched a 1 3/4 landline to the 2nd floor where they found a fire in the wall. Firefighters located the base of the fire and quickly extinguished the fire as well as any extension. The fire was declared officially under control at 9:57 pm.
The Hamilton Township Fire Marshal and Hamilton Township Building Department Electrical Inspector were on scene investigating.
MANALAPAN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–The Allentown FFA held a wreath laying ceremony for the first FFA National President from Freehold, NJ today the 2nd day of FFA Week. This has been a tradition tracked back in Allentown FFA scrap books as far as 1975.
Applegate was elected first FFA president in 1928 (Called New Farmers of America in 1928) First National FFA Convention is held in Kansas City, Mo.: 33 delegates from 18 states (Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin) are in attendance.
Today, February 23, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service will be conducting prescribed burning operations in the following areas.
DIVISION A Morris County – Mendham – Valley Road Somerset County – Bernardsville – Hardscrabble Road Sussex County – Andover – Kittatinny Valley State Park
DIVISION B Burlington County – Shamong – Wharton State Forest – Bass River – Warren Grove Bombing Range Ocean County – Berkeley – Township Line Road – Berkeley – Dover Forge Road – Jackson – Jackson Township Schools Monmouth County – Howell – Atlantic Avenue
DIVISION C Cumberland County – Commercial – Millville Wildlife Management Area – Lawrence – Millville Wildlife Management Area – Maurice River – Peaslee Wildlife Management Area Gloucester County – Franklin – White Oaks Wildlife Management Area
This schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.
If in doubt about the source of smoke or fire, call 9-1-1 or 877-WARN-DEP (877-927-6337).