Residential Fire Battled in Hopewell Township

Residential Fire Battled in Hopewell Township

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Photo Credit - Lawrence Road Fire Company, FF Justin Boyle, FF Chris Womack, FF Tom Grundy, Lt. Gareth Sutherland

In the early morning hours today, a passing motorist reported a residential fire at a Pennington-Rocky Hill Road address near Baily Drive. Within minutes, Hopewell Township Police Officer John Ferner arrived and observed the home engulfed in flames. The home was listed for sale and was unoccupied. Fire personnel, under the command of of Chief Joseph Novak of the Hopewell Fire Department, arrived on location and began to battle the fire.

Responding agencies assisting the Hopewell Fire Department included Hopewell Valley Emergency Services, the Pennington Fire Company, Union Fire Company, Lawrenceville Fire Company, Ewing Township Fire Pennington Road Company, Montgomery Fire Company #2, Princeton Fire Department, Hopewell First Aid Squad and Pennington First Aid Squad. The fire was brought under control at approximately 5am. The home suffered major fire damage and appeared to be a total loss.

The source of the fire is under investigation by Officer Ferner, Detective Maccaquano, The Hopewell Bureau of Fire Safety and The Mercer County Prosecutors Office.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.

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