WEST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP (MERCER)– A massive multi-alarm fire ripped through a West Windsor apartment building Wednesday night, injuring three firefighters and displacing multiple families.
The fire occurred around 3:17 pm. Multiple fire companies from Mercer and Middlesex Counties responded to the Avalon Watch Apartment Complex for a reported apartment fire. Building 8 on Taylor Court became well-involved with fire, reaching a four-alarm blaze. Fire could be seen shooting from the roof of the building.
West Windsor Police report that the fire ripped through 23 apartments, leaving them with extensive damage. American Red Cross has been activated to assist the displaced families.
Smoke could reportedly be seen from parts of Hamilton, Allentown, Trenton, and Hillsborough.
One firefighter reportedly suffered an ankle injury after a partial roof collapse. Firefighters were then ordered out of the structure, and took a defensive approach. Firefighters did eventually resume interior operations.
Two other firefighters were injured, one with a reported shoulder injury, and the other with a reported hand injury. All three firefighters were transported to the hospital.
Multiple hose lines and elevated master streams were put into operation. The fire was placed under control around 6:30 pm. This fire is under investigation.
The fire was brought under control with the help of West Windsor Fire Company, Princeton Junction Fire Company, East Windsor Fire Company, Hamilton Fire Department, Lawrence Township Fire Companies, Prospect Heights Fire Company, Monmouth Junction Fire Company, Kingston Fire Company, Princeton Fire Company, and others.