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Fire damages houses in Lambertville


A house fire on North Union Street near York Street in Lambertville, N.J., reached four alarms Friday, Aug. 9.

Lambertville Police Department in the area reported a working fire at 11:17 a.m., according to the website of The City of Lambertville Fire District #1, which arrived on scene in one minute.

Personnel found heavy smoke coming from the roof and pushing out the front door, the website said.

Lambertville firefighters, assisted by New Hope-Eagle, contained the fire to the attic with very minor extension, according to the website. The fire was declared under control around 1 p.m.; there were no injuries, the website said.

Photographer Jay Garrison said Fire Chief Mike Barlow said the fire extended to the house next door.

Garrison said the chief said the first house sustained considerable damage while the second house has water and smoke damage. He said the chief said both are not livable.

The fire is under investigation by Lambertville police in conjunction with the HCPO and the State Division of Fire Safety, the website said.