April 6, 2021
Update April 7, 2021 A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family by the Robbinsville High School Health and Physical Education Department.
The Township of Robbinsville told MidJersey.News they are ready to provide some assistance from monies raised from the 2020 State of Township/Pay it Forward event.
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–A devastating fire destroyed a home tonight in the 1st Block of Randolph Drive near Buford Road tonight. It was reported that no one was home at the time of the fire.
Around 8:08 pm the Robbinsville Township Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire that was already well involved as they were being dispatched. The fire officer called for a full 1st alarm shortly after they left the firehouse because they could see a large column of smoke along with police and 9-1-1 reports. Witnesses could see the smoke and the glow of the flames for miles. Upon arrival firefighters hooked up to hydrants and set up ladder operations with ladders from Hamilton Township. Multiple hand lines were also placed in service to knock down the flames. Firefighters worked around arcing power lines and a natural gas fed fire from the damaged line to the home. PSE&G shut the gas off at 9:54 pm.
The fire went to two alarms before being brought under control at 9:54 pm.
Mutual aid fire departments responding Hamilton Township, Hope Fire Company of Allentown, East Windsor Fire Company, Hightstown Fire Company, West Windsor Fire Company, NJ Forrest Fire Service and others. Robbinsville Township EMS was also backed up by Capital Health EMS from Allentown with an additional ambulance.
The fire is under investigation by the Robbinsville Township Fire Marshal’s Office and Robbinsville Township Police Department. Due to the extensive damage to the structure part of the investigation would have to take place during daylight hours tomorrow. It is too early in the investigation to determine a cause of the fire.
It appears that the family has lost everything and if we hear of a GoFundMe or if the family needs help in other ways we will post that information here on how to provide assistance. It is truly devastating to lose all your belongings in a fire so if help is asked for please consider helping.
This is a breaking news report from witnesses, radio reports and on scene reporting. Once official information is released by the Robbinsville Township Police and Robbinsville Fire Department the story will be updated and any corrections made. This is breaking news and what we know so far is posted.
Morning update 4/7/2021 Robbinsville Township Fire Department at 8:17 am.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family by the Robbinsville High School Health and Physical Education Department.
Please help the RHS Health and PE department to raise money for one of Robbinsville’s most loved families as they just experienced a tremendous loss of their house in a fire on April 6th. Although nothing can replace what they have lost, we hope that this can ease the financial burden they are facing while they cope with the loss of their house.
The Levering girls, (Nicole, Courtney, Christine and Jackie) were all Robbinsville High School graduates and Christine is currently a Health and Physical Education teacher and coach at the High School. Bill and Gael Levering have always been Robbinsville’s biggest community supporters.
Any small amount is appreciated.