Two dogs died in a fire at 74 Woosamonsa Road early Monday morning, police said.
At about 1:55 a.m., a neighbor called 9-1-1 to report a structure fire . The Hopewell Township Police Department and the Pennington Fire Department responded.
Police arrived within minutes and observed flames coming from the rear of the two-level home. The Pennington Fire Department arrived on location and began to battle the fire. The residence was unoccupied at the time of the fire. A resident of the home arrived on scene a short time later.
The fire was brought under control at approximately 3:26 a.m. The home suffered major fire damage, as well as heat, smoke and water damage throughout. The home has been turned over to the homeowners, police said.
Two cats were rescued from the house and are receiving medical care.
Woosamonsa Road between Burd Road and Route 31 was shut down during fire operations.
This incident remains under investigation by the Hopewell Township Police Department, Hopewell Valley Emergency Services, and the Mercer County Prosecutors Office. Police said the fire does not appear to have been caused intentionally though.
Responding agencies assisting the Pennington Fire Department included the Hopewell Fire Department, Union Fire Company, Lawrenceville Fire Company, Montgomery Fire Company #1, Montgomery Fire Company #2, Prospect Heights Fire Department, Pennington Road Fire Company, West Trenton Fire Company, Lambertville Fire Company, Plainsboro Fire Company, Upper Makefield Fire Company, Griggstown Fire Company, Hillsborough Vol Fire Company #1, Pennington First Aid Squad, and Hopewell Valley Emergency Services.