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.
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.
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 MidJersey.news 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 MidJersey.news 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.”