Baby, woman dead in Hamilton duplex fire

HAMILTON, NJ – A woman and a nine-month-old baby girl have been found dead inside a duplex whose roof collapsed during a fire this morning.

Authorities are investigating an early morning fire that occurred in Hamilton Township, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

The fire started around 3:40 a.m. on the 200 block of Woodlawn Avenue at a two-and-a-half-story, wood frame duplex, causing a partial roof collapse.

A nine-month-old baby girl and an adult female in her 40s were found deceased inside the residence.  Three additional individuals were transported to the hospital with injuries.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, as are the circumstances surrounding the deaths.  The investigation is being conducted by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Unit, the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Hamilton Police Division. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Anthony Sturchio at (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to

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