Fire destroys home in Hopewell Township

A fire destroyed a 6,300-square-foot home at 6 Madison Avenue in Hopewell Township near the border of Pennington on Friday. The home was unoccupied after the Thanksgiving. Police said no one was injured putting out the fire.

At about 1:30 a.m., police received a call from a neighbor reporting smoke. Officers from the Hopewell Township Police Department and firefighters from the Pennington Fire Department responded and found that the fire had spread throughout the building.

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

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.