Hopewell Township authorities are investigating a fire at an unoccupied house.
Hopewell NJ police received a report of a structure fire at a house on Elm Ridge Road. Hopewell police officers and Pennington firefighters then responded to the scene.
When police and firefighters got to the house, they found flames in the kitchen and the living room. The firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the flames.
Several firefighting units assisted with the effort to put out the fire. The other units included crews from Pennington Fire Company, Hopewell Fire Department, Lawrenceville Fire Company, Union Fire Company, and Lawrence Road Fire Company.
The Pennington First Aid Squad also went to the scene to assist in the event of any injuries. Thankfully, there were no reports of injuries to any of the firefighters. However, police did reveal that the house sustained significant damage due to the fire.
Authorities from several departments are actively investigating the incident to determine whether arson was involved in the fire. Among the investigating agencies are the Hopewell Township Police Department, Hopewell Valley Emergency Services, the Mercer County Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.
For additional information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Authorities Investigating Unoccupied House Fire in Hopewell Township.”