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Officials Investigating Thursday Night Fire in Lambertville

Photo: Daniel Perez

A garage fire on Britton’s Allley that firefighters from the City of Lambertville Fire Department District 1 and neighboring companies quickly brought under control Thursday night is under investigation by local and county authorities.

Fire District 1 in Lambertville was initially dispatched to the fire at 7:53 p.m., and a second alarm was soon added due to the “proximity of the blaze to other structures.”

Chief Joseph Ent had command of the scene, District Captain Greg Siwy headed operations, and New Hope Eagle Volunteer Fire Company Chief  Matt Taylor served as safety officer, say fire officials.

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The Squirt 17 pumper responded along with its crew of four, and stretched a 400-foot line of hose. Pumper/Tender 23 arrived, and “stretched another water line to protect exposures.” Tower 17 laid a massive five-inch water supply into the scene, and supplied Squrt 17 with water.

Crews extinguished the fire, and checked nearby buildings, according to District 1.  Some of the second alarm companies were then released from duty, and all other companies were sent home around 10:30 p.m. No injuries were reported.

Photo: Daniel Perez

Responding companies Thursday night included New Hope Eagle Volunteer Fire Company, Midway Volunteer Fire Company, W. Amwell Fire Company, Stockton Fire Company, and Flemington Fire Department.

The fire is being investigated by the Lambertville Police Department, Hunterdon County Prosecutors Office and State Fire Marshall’s office, said District 1, and those with any information are asked to contact the Hunterdon County Prosecutor.

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