June 17, 2020
SEE EARLIER MIDJERSEY.NEWS STORY HERE: All Hands Fire In Hamilton Leave 3 People Displaced
From Hamilton Township Police News Release:
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 11:42 pm, Officers A. Lucidi and M. Stefanelli responded to a report of a structure fire at Palermo’s on the 300 block of Klockner Avenue. Upon arrival the Officers saw an active blaze on the porch to an upstairs apartment above the restaurant. The Officers accessed the roof via the stairs to the upstairs apartment and were able to wake the three residents inside of the apartment. The residents were safely evacuated and moved away from the structure. Hamilton Firefighters from Stations 12, 14, 16, 17 and 18 responded and extinguished the fire.
The fire caused damage to the exterior porch, exterior stairs, side and interior of the structure. No deaths or injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is was determined to be accidental by the Fire Marshall.