UPDATE: A Hamilton Fire Captain sustained serious burns searching for anyone trapped inside the burning home. The Fire Captain was able to leave the hospital tonight. See statement from the FMBA below:
March 24, 2023
HAMILTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Hamilton Township Fire Department was dispatched to the first block of Madeline Court around 2:30 p.m. Several people reported seeing a column of smoke for miles. The firefighters arrived and put multiple hose lines in service and were able to quickly extinguish the flames. One firefighter was transported to Captial Health Regional Medical Center with a burn injury. There were no reported civilian injuries. In a Facebook post Hamilton Firefighters ask to keep the firefighter and the family in your prayers. No additional information is available at this time.
Statement from FMBA 284 President Shane Mull
“The members of the Hamilton Township Fire Officers Association want to thank all of those who have reached out and offered assistance to our members following the events of today. Unfortunately a Captain sustained serious burns as he searched for anyone trapped inside the burning home. He was quickly aided by members on scene and transported by ambulance to Capitol Health Regional Medical Center. The Captain was treated for his burns and able to walk out of the hospital. Firefighting is a dangerous job. Today reminds us that proper staffing, equipment, and training make a difference. Please continue to pray for a quick recovery”