Fire leaves faculty home at The Lawrenceville School uninhabitable

A fire on The Lawrenceville School campus Monday morning caused major damage that left a faculty house uninhabitable, police said. No one was injured.

At about 11:50 a.m., the Lawrence Township Police Department received a 911 call reporting a house fire on the campus of the school. Officers responded to the campus and saw fire coming from the second floor of a home on the first block of Humphrey’s Drive.

Members of the Lawrence Township Fire Department were assisted by area fire departments from Hamilton, Trenton, Ewing, Princeton, Robbinsville, and Plainsboro. The fire was brought under control by 2:12 p.m.

“Emergency crews responded to a fire at a faculty residence. All community members are safe and the fire did not spread beyond the single residence,” reads a statement from The Lawrenceville School. “All School emergency protocols were immediately and properly executed…Lawrenceville is deeply appreciative of the efforts of local first responders and is focused on supporting the family during this difficult time.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Lawrence Township Police Department, Lawrence Township Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Mercer County Prosecutors Office.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Lawrence Township Police Detective Dean Sawasky at 609-844-7127 or dsawasky@lawrencetwp.com.