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Press Release - January 12 Fire at South Hunterdon Apartments

Lambertville, New Jersey


At 1:34am on January 12, 2023, the Lambertville Police Department and the Lambertville Fire
Department were dispatched to the South Hunterdon Apartments at 181 N. Main Street in
Lambertville for reports of a structure fire. Upon arrival, police officers found a 69 year old
unconscious male, who was removed from the residence, evaluated, and airlifted to Temple
University Hospital in Philadelphia where his condition remains unknown.


Six apartments of the seventeen unit complex were evacuated. A temporary shelter was
established at Lambertville Public School and residents were subsequently placed in the care of
local family and friends.


During the rescue, one officer from the Lambertville Police Department suffered smoke
inhalation and was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest for treatment. A second
officer was sent to Hunterdon Medical Center with minor injuries and has been released.
The cause of the fire in under the joint investigation of the Lambertville Fire Department, the
Lambertville Police Department, the Lambertville Fire Official, the Hunterdon County
Prosecutor’s office, and the State Fire Marshall.


The following Fire Companies responded to the alarm: Lambertville Fire Department, West
Amwell Fire, New Hope, Stockton, Sergeantsville, Amwell Valley, Midway, Quakertown, as well
as multiple units from Mercer County.


The following Police Departments responded: Lambertville, Raritan Township, Flemington,
West Amwell, and Delaware Township. Members from the Lambertville OEM and C.E.R.T were
on the scene to assist displaced residents.


The following EMS departments responded: Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad, Flemington
Rescue Squad, Quakertown Rescue Squad, and the ALS Unit of Hunterdon Medical Center.
On behalf of the residents at South Hunterdon Apartments, the City wishes to express it sincere
gratitude to all the emergency services personnel who responded. We offer our most hopeful
wishes for the full recovery of those individuals injured at the scene.