August 5, 2021 — Updated with official information on August 6, 2021
WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Police say that on August 5, 2021 at 2:29 pm, patrol units were detailed to a residence in the 200 Block of South Lane on a report of a Structure Fire. Sgt. Magistro, first on scene, reported smoke coming from the residence. All of the residents evacuated (including the family dog) without any reported injuries.
When firefighters arrived they reported a fire in the basement and stretched handlines to extinguish the fire. The fire was quickly extinguished saving the home.
The fire is under the continued investigation of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Unit and the WWPD Detective Bureau. It should be noted that the residence sustained damage from fire, smoke and the response associated with extinguishing the flames & ventilating the residence. There were no reported injuries to any First Responders.
West Windsor Fire Department, West Windsor Emergency Services, Princeton Junction Fire Company, Robbinsville Township Fire Department, Hamilton Township Fire Department, Plainsboro Fire Department, Cranbury Fire Department, Monroe Township Fire Department, Princeton EMS responded to the scene.
Police Chief Garofalo wanted to express his appreciation and personally thank all of the responding units from the various agencies listed above who readily answered the call for service in an instant.