Updated: Montgomery Apartment Building "Uninhabitable" After Fire
The fire broke out about 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6.
The apartment building where members of the Princeton Fire Department helped battle a two-alarm blaze on Tuesday night has been deemed uninhabitable by the Montgomery Towship Fire Inspector.
The blaze in Building 13 of the Blue Spring Apartment complex on Blue Spring Road, off Princeton Avenue, was reported about 11:15 p.m.
The fire burned through the roof of the middle part of the two-story building. Smoke and some flames were still visible more than an hour after the blaze was first reported.
According a release from Montgomery Township police, the first officer on scene found heavy smoke coming from a second-story apartment and immediately began evacuating residents. Within minutes, flames erupted through the building's roof.
The fire burned through one-third of the entire roof and caused extensive damage to the building, police said.
The affected apartment building contains a dozen units. At the time of the fire half the apartments were occupied. Two of the units were vacant and the residents of the other 10 units have been displaced.
All residents present at time of the fire were able to find alternate housing on Tuesday night and the American Red Cross has also offered assistance. No injures were reported.
Firefighters from both Montgomery Township fire companies were joined at the scene by firefighters from Princeton, Kingston, Hopewell, Rocky Hill and Millstone Valley.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.