A fire broke out on Wednesday night in Hamilton Township. Police and fire officials responded to the 1500 block of Pinehurst Ave for the report of a structure fire. Upon arrival they found the rear of the residence burning, however fire personnel quickly arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. The house is abandoned and there were no injuries reported. Assisting at the scene were the Laureldale, Cologne, Mays Landing, South Egg Harbor Fire Companies, The Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad, as well as the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. The circumstances of the fire are suspicious. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Robison at 609-625-2700 x 578.