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Structure Fire - Hamilton Street

Post Date:01/02/2018 6:00 PM
On January 2, 2018 at 8:53 AM the Franklin Township Police Department responded to a reported apartment fire at the Douglas Garden Apartments on Hamilton Street.   Upon arrival officers found a heavy smoke condition coming from the residence.  They confirmed that no one was in the apartment and began to evacuate the adjacent apartments.   

Firefighters from the Franklin Township Office of Fire Prevention, East Franklin, Community Fire, Somerset Fire & Rescue, Elizabeth Avenue Fire and The City of New Brunswick FD, responded to extinguish the blaze.  The fire was contained to a single apartment and no one was injured as a result of this incident.  

The apartment where the fire started was deemed uninhabitable and the residents were displaced into another vacant apartment within the complex.  It was determined that the fire began in the kitchen area and does not appear to be suspicious in nature
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