September 11, 2021
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Around 5:33 a.m. the Hamilton Township Fire Department was dispatched to 16 Glendon Road for a house fire with possible entrapment. Numerous 9-1-1 calls were reporting heavy fire and when firefighters arrived they reported a house was fully involved in fire with fire through the roof. Firefighters quickly stretched a 2 1/2″ hand line and made entry to combat the fire and attempted a primary search. Firefighters had to back off and switch to an exterior operation as the roof collapsed and electrical service to the home fell to the ground. Eventually four handlines were stretched to bring the fire under control in less than 20 minutes after arrival.
The Hamilton Township Fire Marshal was called to the scene as well as the Construction Official and Electrical Inspector.
There is no further details available at this time. Radio reports indicated that the home was recently sold and was possibly under a renovation and was vacant at the time of the fire.