July 9, 2021
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–A tragic fire was reported around 3:40 a.m. in the 200 Block of Woodlawn Avenue that left two dead and others hospitalized according to officials.
First arriving firefighters were met with heavy flames from the second floor of a 2 two family home with multiple people trapped. Firefighters made valiant efforts to rescue trapped victims in the fire. Several reported rescues were made, victims were treated by fire and EMS as firefighters fought heavy fire conditions in Tropical Storm Tropical Storm Elsa.
The fire went to 2 alarms before being brought under control.
Firefighters were called from Hamilton Township, Robbinsville, Trenton, Bordentown and other surrounding departments to the scene and/or cover the Township of Hamilton while the fire was happening. Several EMS units were called to the scene from RWJ Hamilton, Robbinsville Township, Trenton EMS, Lawrence and others. (list will be updated as information comes in)
Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin said, “This is a very sad day for Hamilton. This tragedy touches the heart of everyone. This morning I met with the family to grieve with them and their loved ones and offer our support in any way we can.”
“I want to also thank our first responders for their professionalism and response.” Mayor Jeff Martin said.
The Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters Association posted on Facebook, “One of the most tragic nights in the history of the fire service in Hamilton. Please keep the families in your thoughts.”
The Red Cross was called to the scene to assist families affected by the fire.
The Hamilton Township Fire Marshal, Mercer County Prosecutors Office, Hamilton Township Police were investigating the fire.
This is a breaking news report as we get official information the story will be updated, additions made and any needed corrections made.