Day: March 28, 2021

Hamilton Twp. Fire Department Quickly Knocks Down Fire

March 28, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Hamilton Township Fire Department responded to the 1st Block of Chambord Court around 2:30 am for a house fire with reported entrapment. First arriving firefighters reported a fire on the 2nd floor and called for an “all hands” sending additional equipment and manpower to the scene. Firefighters searched for a reported trapped victim but luckily no victim was found. The fire was quickly placed under control. The Hamilton Township Fire Marshal is investigating the fire. No other information is available at this time.

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BREAKING: Severe Thunderstorm Rips Roof From Commercial Building In Trenton

March 28, 2021 — updated 3/29/2021 with daytime photos by Brian McCarthy

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–As a severe line of thunderstorms moved though the area the Trenton Fire Department responded to a reported fire in the 900 Block of New York Avenue around 7:30 pm. When firefighters arrived they found that high winds from the storm ripped off the roof of a commercial building with solar panels and tossed the roofing and panels in the middle of NY Avenue. Firefighters immediately began checking buildings for injured occupants and luckily no one was injured. PSE&G was called to the scene since the flying debris damaged utility poles and wires in the area. The Trenton Police Department closed NY Avenue from Olden to Mulberry Street and Trenton Public Works responded with barricades.

The damage was to a complex of buildings of Stone-Tech Marble & Granite Fabricators in a section of building that was 75ft x 60ft in size per Google Maps. The entire complex of buildings measures 285ft x 261ft in size. Hopefully the damage will only effect the one smaller structure of the complex of buildings and the business should be able to remain open.

Hamilton Police respond to two separate stabbing incidents in less than 12 hours

March 28, 2021

See update on the Wert Avenue incident here: UPDATE: Arrest made in Wert Ave stabbing that sent two to the hospital

By: Tyler Eckel

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (MERCER)– A total of three people were stabbed in Hamilton Township within 12 hours on Saturday and Sunday.

Hamilton police responded to the area of Nottingham Way and East State Street around 6:20 pm, Saturday.

Police located a man stabbed in the rear yard of a residence in the 1100 block of Nottingham Way. It appears that there was a birthday party in the yard at the time of the stabbing.

It also appears that Hamilton Police did arrest a female that remained on the scene of the stabbing.

The victims condition is unknown.

Then, around 5:30 am Sunday, two people were stabbed at the Wingate Apartments in the 200 block Wert Avenue.

Police arrived on the scene and located a male bleeding heavily from the neck, and another victim with a stab wound.

Both were transported to the hospital, where one victim has serious injuries.

No arrests have been made in this incident. has reached out to Hamilton Police for further information on these incidents. Please check back for an update.

Shed Fire At Six Flags Great Adventure, Reported No Animals Or Team Members Injured

March 28, 2021 — Updated

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–Sometime after 7:30 am this morning an empty shed caught fire involving a propane tank at the Six Flags Great Adventure Safari according to radio reports. Numerous area fire departments responded to the scene to combat the fire. Several large water tankers were called to supply water to keep propane tanks involved in fire cool. Investigators are on scene at the time of this report investigating the fire and no determination has been reported.

Six Flags Great Adventure representative Kristin Fitzgerald told in a statement that “No animals or team members were injured. The fire was contained to small, empty shed and the cause is not yet known.”

Jackson Township Police Chief Matthew Kunz stated that the fire was non-suspicious and due to heater in a storage shed.

Fred Meabe from the Jackson Township Police Department told that the fire was located in the Six Flags Great Adventure Safari area which involved a propane tank. Investigation resulted in no suspicious activity causing the fire.

Meabe said, “The Fire is believed to be as a result of something electronic or a faulty heating system. No animals or persons were injured as a result. Fire has since been extinguished and the park is open for operation.”