April 2, 2023
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (Mercer) – Township firefighters rescued a person who was trapped inside a burning home this morning (Sunday, April 2). The extent of the person’s injuries was not immediately known, but right after the individual was removed from the structure paramedics and other emergency medical personnel could be seen frantically treating the patient on the front lawn. A short time later, the person was transported to hospital by ambulance.
It was shortly before 11:15 a.m. when firefighters were alerted to the blaze at 133 Jeremiah Avenue, off Lalor Street. While en route to the scene, firefighters were alerted that a person was trapped inside a bedroom and that several neighbors were trying to get inside to attempt a rescue. Heavy smoke was issuing from the 1.5-story structure when fire companies arrived. Firefighters mounted an immediate search and rescue, combined with an aggressive interior attack, and managed to quickly locate and remove the victim. Firefighters reported encountering heavy fire conditions in the rear of the home.
The fire was declared under control at 11:34 a.m. The circumstances and cause of the fire were under investigation by township fire and police officials.
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