In the early morning hours after Thanksgiving, the Hopewell Township Police Department, along with the Pennington Fire Department responded to a Madison Avenue address in Hopewell Township for a structure fire. Madison Avenue lies just outside of Pennington Borough near Curliss Lake.

Hopewell Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor reporting smoke in the area. Hopewell Township Police Officers arrived and found the residence fully involved with flames. 

Fire personnel, under the command of Deputy Chief Roger Demareski of the Pennington Fire Department, arrived on location and began work on the structure fire.  

Responding agencies assisting the Pennington Fire Department were Hopewell Valley Emergency Services, Hopewell Fire Department, Union Fire Company, Lawrenceville Fire, Lower Makefield Fire Department, West Trenton Fire Department, and Pennington First Aid.   

The residence was unoccupied at the time of the fire and suffered extensive damage. No injuries were reported. 

The source of the fire is under investigation by Det. Nicholas Sparaco, Mercer County Prosecutors Office and Hopewell Valley Emergency Services. 

Photo courtesy of Union Fire Company via Mike Chipowsky

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