Brush fire spreads to house in Hunterdon County
LAMBERTVILLE CITY, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Several fire companies responded after a brush fire reportedly extended to a home in Lambertville City Friday morning.
The fire was reported at 10:12 a.m. on South Union Street between Swan Street and Mount Hope Street, authorities said.
Unites were on scene at 10:15 a.m. and crews then stretched a handline to the rear of the residence and began attacking the fire. An exterior fire had spread to a rear corner of the building and rapidly extended up to the eaves and into the attic, authorities said.
Once the bulk of the exterior fire was darkened down, the handline was advanced inside to the attic stairs to extinguish the fire in the attic, authorities said.
The fire was placed under control at 10:28 a.m., sixteen minutes after the initial dispatch. There were no injuries reported, authorities said.
All units were clear by 12:05 p.m. and the fire was investigated by the Lambertville Police Department, authorities said.