Fire Involving Solar Panels Damages Ice Land Skating Center in Hamilton Township; 2nd Major Solar Panel Fire at a Large Commercial Building in Hamilton Within a Year

April 17, 2022

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Mercer) – The Ice Land ice skating arena was damaged today (Sunday, April 17) by a fire that involved some of the solar panels mounted on the building’s roof. Hamilton Township Fire Department was alerted to the blaze at 3:44 p.m. Initially firefighters were dispatched to the 3800 block of Quakerbridge Road after someone reported seeing smoke coming from the rear of the Public Storage facility there. Responding firefighters, finding a smoke condition in the area but unable to locate any fire, began to search the surrounding area. That was when they discovered the smoke was coming from a blaze involving several rows of solar panels on the roof of Ice Land on Tennis Court. Firefighters gained entry to the building and also reportedly found a small fire in an electrical room, with a “moderate” smoke condition throughout the interior. The fire was extinguished using hoselines and Truck 17’s aerial master stream. The blaze was officially declared under control at 4:12 p.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation by fire officials and police.

According to the Ice Land Skating Center website:

Ice Land is temporarily closed due to an electrical issue on Sunday. Please check back here for updates. Please do not stop in at the rink. Although we love seeing our customers, checking here will give you the best information. We do not have power, so please do not leave us messages either.
High School Hockey League evaluations will be postponed. We hope to hold them the week of April 25th.
More information will be provided as we have it.
If you have immediate questions, please email

Last year on June 23, 2021, there was a 3 Alarm Fire also involving solar panels at Home Depot on Route 130 you can read about that fire here: