Firefighters Sustain Minor Injuries in New Jersey Blaze

A three alarm fire destroyed four apartments in the Hunter Hills Apartment Complex in Flemington, N.J.

It happened just before 1 p.m. on Dec. 29. Flemington and Raritan Township fire companies were dispatched to a possible apartment fire at the apartment complex.

Patrol was the first to arrive and advised all units that the building had heavy smoke and fire showing.

Upon arrival of the first units, a second alarm was immediately dispatched.

The fire was under control by 4 p.m.

Two firefighters received minor burns when the fire extended to the roof while vent holes were being cut. The firefighters had on full personal protection equipment and worked from a tower ladder, so they sustained only minor injuries.

Fire units were called in from Flemington Fire Department, Raritan Township Fire Company, Quakertown Fire Company, and FAST teams (RIT) were brought in from High Bridge Fire Department, Lebanon Fire Department and West Amwell Fire Company. Stand by companies included Three Bridges Fire Company, Seargeanstville Fire Company, and Milford Fire Company. First Aid was provided by Flemington-Raritan First aid and rescue squad. Rehab was provided by Whitehouse Rescue Squad.

Two other apartments were damaged and 12 families were left homeless.