Firefighters Extinguish House Fire in Lawrence Township
January 26, 2024
LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)– A house fire broke out on Friday, January 26, 2024, at approximately 1:30 p.m. in Lawrence Township, prompting a swift response from the local authorities. The Lawrence Township Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting smoke emanating from a nearby neighbor’s residence located at 175 Johnson Ave, within the Eggerts Crossing Village neighborhood. Upon arrival, officers discovered visible flames engulfing the second floor of the home. Fortunately, the occupants were not present when the fire was reported.
Thankfully, there were no injuries reported; however, the house sustained significant damage as a result of the fire. The American Red Cross was called to the scene to provide assistance to the displaced family, offering support and resources during this difficult time.
At 2:11 p.m., Lawrence Township Fire Chief Jack Oakley declared the fire under control. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Lawrence Township Police Department, Lawrence Township Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Mercer County Prosecutors Office. Determining the cause is crucial for preventing such incidents in the future and ensuring the safety of residents.
The Lawrence Township Fire Department received support from neighboring fire departments, including Hamilton Township, the City of Trenton, and Ewing Township. Their collaboration and coordinated efforts played a vital role in containing the fire and preventing further destruction.
Authorities are urging anyone with information related to this incident to come forward and contact Lawrence Township Police Detective Suzanne Girard at 609-844-7124 or via email at [email protected]. Providing any relevant information can greatly assist the ongoing investigation.
This unfortunate incident serves as a reminder of the importance of fire safety measures and the critical role emergency services play in protecting communities. It highlights the necessity for residents to remain vigilant and prepared for any potential emergencies that may arise.