Rental fireplace injures 5 in Hunterdon County

UNION TOWNSHIP, N.J. – 9 fireplace corporations responded to a blaze Sunday morning that destroyed half a dozen condos and left three individuals hospitalized and two firefighters with minor accidents.

The hearth was reported simply earlier than 4 a.m. within the Union Hill Condominiums on Sam Bonnell Drive, and was shortly upgraded to a first-alarm fireplace.

Firefighters needed to rescue residents each inside and outdoors of the constructing, officers say, together with saving a number of individuals who had been trapped on their balconies. 

The hearth destroyed six models within the Sam Bonnell Highway complicated.

Six adjoining models had been broken or destroyed, however firewall prevented the blaze from spreading to different properties within the complicated. 

Two of the victims had been flown to trauma facilities by helicopters, whereas the third was taken by floor ambulance. The 2 injured firefighters had been handled on the scene. 

A tanker activity power was utilized to convey water to the scene to complement the water from the fireplace hydrants. Officers stated the fireplace was beneath management by 6:45 a.m. and the Clinton Fireplace Division cleared the scene by 12:30. 

Additionally responding to the fireplace had been NJ State Police Perryville Station, Annandale, Pattenburg, Quakertown, Califon, Milford, Hampton, Excessive Bridge, and Lebanon Borough fireplace departments, South Department Emergency Companies, Paramedics from Hunterdon Medical Middle, Hunterdon County Fireplace Coordinators, NJ State Fireplace Marshals Workplace and the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Workplace.

The reason for the  fireplace is beneath investigation by the NJ State Police, state fireplace marshal’s workplace and the prosecutor’s workplace. 

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