4 Seperate Fires in 72 hours displace several families

Firefighters battle a house fire on Reeger Avenue in Hamilton Township.  Photo from Hamilton Township FMBA.

To say that Hamilton Township Firefighters had a busy 72 hours would be an understatement.

Four house fires throughout the township, two of them being multi-unit dwellings on Reeger Avenue and Lalor Street has displaced multiple families in every corner of Hamilton.  The others were on East State Street and Yardville Hamilton Square Road.

Reeger Avenue video prior to the fire department arrival

Posted by Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters on Saturday, January 27, 2018

A passerby on foot reported the first fire, at about 7:20 a.m. Saturday morning on the 500 block of Lalor Street, Hamilton fire spokesman Capt. Ferdinand Mather said.

Hamilton’s Truck 13 arrived to find heavy fire in the front of the house and struck a full first alarm. Chief Richard Kraemer took the response to a second alarm before numerous township fire companies got the blaze under control, Mather said.

Later the same day on Reeger Avenue, a resident of a duplex in the 100 block smelled smoke and went outside to find flames coming from the other side, Mather said.

The resident made sure the house was evacuated; nobody was home on the other side, Mather said.

Truck 13 was again first on scene and again ordered the first alarm. Chief Steven Kraemer ordered a second alarm, bringing all eight township fire companies to the blaze.

On Sunday, Firefighters responded to a call of a house fire on the 3400 block of East State Street extension.

Then on Monday evening a home on Yardville Hamilton Square Road, caught fire on the second floor that firefighters battle and got under control.

While no residents were hurt in the fires, many township families are left with nothing.


DONATIONS FOR ALL FAMILIES ARE BEING ACCEPTED AT THE FOLLOWING 2 LOCATIONS

RUSLING HOSE FIRE COMPANY
13 RENNIE AVE.
HAMILTON, NJ 08610

MERCERVILLE FIRE COMPANY
2711 NOTTINGHAM WAY
MERCERVILLE, NJ 08619