Firefighters battled a blaze at a Princeton home in the early morning on Saturday, July 31. No one was injured in the fire that destroyed a garage and cars and left the house at the corner of Armour Road and Campbelton Road just off Stockton Street (Route 206) uninhabitable.
Just after 4:10 a.m., a resident of the home at 1 Armour Road called the Princeton Police Department to report that the family’s garage was on fire. The Princeton Fire and Police departments, along with the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, were dispatched to the address.
When police arrived, they saw that the garage was “fully involved in fire” and the fire was spreading to the house. Ladder 60 requested the full first alarm assignment. Ladder 60 arrived at 4:18 a.m.
The fire reached two alarms. A two-alarm fire means help from other fire departments is needed for a couple more pumpers and ladder trucks. Fire suppression efforts were led by Princeton Assistant Chief Dan Tomalin. Mutual Aid was received from Plainsboro Fire and EMS, the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, Lawrenceville, Princeton Junction, Montgomery #2, Rocky Hill, East Windsor #1 and West Windsor Emergency Services.
Police blocked off the area for several hours on Saturday as firefighters worked to make sure the fire was contained, assessed the damage, and began an investigation into the cause of the fire.
Princeton Fire Marshal Joseph Novak is leading the fire investigation. The origin and cause of the fire remain under investigation, officials said.
Officials said the occupants of the home are staying with friends.