January 1, 2021
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The Robbinsville Township Fire Department and Police Department responded to Hibiscus Lane for a chimney fire just after 2:00 am. When police and firefighters arrived they found smoke and fire coming from the walls of the home near the fire place and called for an “all hands” fire sending additional units from Hamilton Township Fire Department, Hightstown Fire Department, Windsor Fire Company and Hope Fire Company of Allentown to the scene.
Firefighters pulled multiple hand lines and laddered the structure to combat the fire. Firefighters found fire in the walls around the chimney and fire was extending up the chimney wrap to the top of the chimney. Firefighters used saws and axes to open walls and the exterior chimney to extinguish the fire. The bulk of fire was quickly knocked down but took an approximately 30 minutes to fully bring the fire under control and extinguishing hot spots.
The Robbinsville Township Fire Marshal was en route to the scene to investigate the fire. No cause will be released until after the investigation is completed. No further information is available at this time.