Christmas tree blamed for Mercer Co. house fire

January 7, 2013 9:32:12 AM PST
Investigators say a Christmas tree may be the blame for a house fire in Hamilton Twp., New Jersey Sunday night.

The fire broke out around 9:30 p.m. on the unit block of Donald Lily Court.

Officials say the fast-moving fire appears to have started accidentally when the family was taking down the Christmas tree.

Crews helped the family get out safely and the fire was brought under control within ten minutes.

There were no reports of injuries and the investigation continues.