May 8, 2023
WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police Department reported at 1:50 p.m., today, the West Windsor Police Department Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call regarding a structure fire at a residence in Benford Estates. The call originated from a landscaper who was to perform work across the street from the blaze. Patrol Units were dispatched and arrived at the scene shortly thereafter and observed an active fire that had engulfed the kitchen area of the of the home. West Windsor Division of Fire & Emergency Services, West Windsor Volunteer Fire Company, Princeton Junction Fire Company, Plainsboro Fire Department, Princeton Fire Department and Hamilton Fire Department arrived at the scene to battle the fire. West Windsor Township Division of Fire & Emergency Services Chief Lynch deemed the fire as under control at 2:07 p.m.
The West Windsor Police Department Drone Unit responded to assist in locating any potential hot spots for the firefighters. In addition, the West Windsor Police Department Detective Bureau and the West Windsor Fire Marshal responded to conduct a thorough investigation. The initial investigation determined that the fire was accidental in nature. The West Windsor Township Construction Office determined that the residence was uninhabitable as a result of the fire. There were no injuries reported to any persons including all first responders during the incident. The residents were making alternate arrangements for shelter at the time of this release.
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