BREAKING: Firefighters Beat Back Wind Whipped Fire In Hamilton, 7 People Displaced

April 9, 2020

PRELIMINARY REPORT–WILL HAVE AN UPDATE WHEN INFORMATION IS RELEASED. REPORTS FROM RADIO TRAFFIC AND FROM THE SCENE

By: Dennis Symons, Jr.

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The dispatch center was receiving multiple 9-1-1 calls for a house fire in the 200 Block of Norway Avenue after 11 pm. tonight when the Hamilton Township Fire Department was notified of the fire.

National Weather Service had winds around 20 mph with gusts to 43 miles per hour at Trenton. Smoke could be seen as far as 8 miles away as wind fanned the flames on the 2nd story of the home.

Hamilton Township Fire firefighters quickly arrived on scene and found the second floor heavily involved in fire. Multiple hand lines were advanced and firefighters battled heavy fire conditions to bring the fire quickly under control.

The Red Cross is responding to help find temporary housing for 7 occupants of the home. PSE&G responded to cut power and gas to the structure. The fire is currently under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office. Firefighters and investigators were still on scene at the time of this report.

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