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Three-alarm fire damages Flemington apartments

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jan 14 2014 04:07:38 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 14 2014 06:34:40 PM CST

The Red Cross and Flemington Borough Office of Emergency Management are helping people displaced by an apartment fire.

FLEMINGTON, N.J. -

A three-alarm fire damaged a two-story apartment building Tuesday in Flemington, N.J.

The fire occurred at 1 Garden Lane in the town.

 No immediate word from officials regarding injuries or the extent of damage.

Witnesses at the scene reported the fire accidentally may have been started by workers in a apartment, who may have been using a blow torch.

A reception center has been opened at  the St. Magdalen's Church at 105 Mine St in Flemington for those affected by the fire at what is called  Hunter Hills Apartments.

 The center is being operated until 8 p.m. by Flemington Borough Office of Emergency Management, with assistance from the American Red Cross.

Those directly impacted by the fire at Hunter Hills who need assistance with finding shelter should report to the reception center or contact Hunterdon Helpline at 1-800-272-4630.

 "We are prepared to provide assistance to those may need it.  The Red Cross is coordinating shelter only for those people who live in building 'L' at Hunter Hills," said David Giuliani, deputy coordinator of Flemington's O.E.M.

"If possible, we ask residents to consider staying with family or friends first before seeking assistance.

"Anyone who is seeking shelter should remember to bring all necessary items with them including important documents, medications and other necessary comfort items." 

 No immediate word from officials regarding injuries or the extent of damage.