UPDATE: Unattended cigarette cited as cause of quick-spreading Hamilton fire that destroyed two homes

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Township of Hamilton Police Department / HTPD and multiple fire departments on scene of today's major fire on Pebble Beach Drive in the Fairways Development. Township of Hamilton Police Department / HTPD and multiple fire departments on scene of today's fire on Pebble Beach Drive in the Fairways Development.

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Fire investigators have ruled the fire in the Fairways development on Tuesday, April 29 was accidental. Due to the high winds that day, the fire quickly spread to neighboring homes and also destroyed a car and a shed. 

No one was injured, but two homes were destroyed by the afternoon fire the Fairways development in Mays Landing.

The Township of Hamilton Police Department and Cologne Volunteer Fire Company responded to Pebble Beach Drive at 2:25 p.m. where they found two homes fully engulfed in flames. The fire was investigated by Detective Mike Robison and Officer Jet Pahang of the Hamilton Township Police Department.

The fire was extinguished by responding firefighters and no injuries were reported. Surrounding homes sustained minor damage, police said.

The Fairways is an active adult community near Mays Landing Country Club. The one-story homes are situated about 20 feet apart from each other.

Also assisting at the scene were the Mays Landing, Laureldale, Cardiff and Germania fire companies along with the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service, Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad and the Air Force.

Cologne’s Tower 18 and Cardiff Tower 15 were deployed at the scene. Tanker trucks were also pressed into service to transport water to the scene.

Family members affected from the fire were being assisted by Red Cross, Salvation Army and Atlantic County Emergency Management, police said.

First responders battling house fire in Hamilton's Fairways development VIDEO

 


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