The Hopewell Township Police Department, along with the Pennington Fire Department, responded to a Foster Road address, located in the Four Seasons Development of Brandon Farms, for a residential structure fire around 5:36am. Hopewell Township Police Officer Sara Erwin arrived within minutes and observed flames coming through the roof of the home. The Pennington Fire Department, under the command of Chief Jim Deforte, arrived on location and began to battle the fire. As a precaution, two neighboring homes were evacuated during fire operations.
The resident of the home reported that he awoke to the smell of smoke in the home. The resident called 911 and exited the home without injury.
Responding agencies assisting the Pennington Fire Department included the Hopewell Fire Department, Union Fire Company, Lawrenceville Fire Company, Pennington Road Fire Company, West Trenton Fire Company, Pennington First Aid Squad, and Hopewell Valley Emergency Services. The fire was brought under control at approximately 6:30am. The home suffered major fire damage, as well as heat, smoke and water damage throughout. It was left uninhabitable. Two neighboring homes also suffered exterior damage due to heat.
This incident remains under investigation by the Hopewell Township Police Department (Detective Alexis Mirra), Hopewell Valley Emergency Services (Specialist David VanDoren), the Mercer County Prosecutors Office (Sergeant Gary Wasko) and the Mercer County Fire Marshal’s Office.
(7:50am) Police and fire personnel are on scene of a residential structure fire in the Four Seasons development, according to the Hopewell Township Police Department. The fire has been extinguished and there are no reported injuries. Personnel will be remaining on scene for investigative purposes. The Police Department reminds residents to drive carefully through the area and be cautious of fire apparatus.