Firefighter Injured in Suspicious Hamilton (NJ) Fire

A suspicious two-alarm fire damaged a vacant home in the 230 block of South Clinton Avenue Wednesday afternoon, injuring a firefighter, reports nj.com (http://bit.ly/1PbhuVB)

Police officers arrived at the two-story home shortly before 1 p.m. and found heavy smoke pumping from the second floor, Hamilton police said.

Firefighters arrived a short time later and were able to contain the fire to the second floor. One firefighter suffered a non life-threatening injury after apparently falling inside the structure, officials said.

The house is abandoned and nobody was found inside when police or firefighters were on scene, police said.

Several Hamilton fire companies battled the blaze.

Hamilton police Detective Matthew Bagley and Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. Detective Marc Masseroni are investigating the fire’s cause.

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