July 9, 2021
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Around 12:51 p.m., 9-1-1 calls reported a fire in the FedEx facility on Route 130, one caller was reporting white flames and red smoke and possibly a hazardous materials incident. The fire alarm was sounding and employees evacuated the building.
Hamilton Township firefighters along with Bordentown City Fire Department arrived within minutes and reported smoke showing and an “All Hands” was called sending additional equipment to the scene of the fire. The Hamilton Township Hazardous Materials Team was activated and called to the scene. Firefighters stretched a went in service with a hand line and the fire was under control about 1:03 p.m.
The Hamilton Township Fire Marshal is investigating the fire. Several Hamilton Township Police cars were on scene part of the Hazardous Materials Team.
Radio reports indicate the fire was in the area of returns/damaged goods and could quite possibly have been a chemical chain reaction.
The fire is still under investigation and not additional details are available at this time.
This is the third serious fire within hours.
Hamilton Township Fire Department along with many mutual aid companies have responded to two other serious calls today:
Tragic 2nd Alarm Fatal Fire In Hamilton Leaves At Least Two Dead, Others Hospitalized dispatched at 3:40 a.m. and still on scene as of 3:15 p.m.
Firefighters Extinguish Kitchen Fire In Hamilton Township dispatched around 7:00 a.m.