HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP: Barn heavily damaged from fire

The Hopewell Township Police Department, along with the Pennington Fire Company, responded to a Pennington-Titusville Road address for a report of a barn fire at about 11 p.m. Oct. 6.
Chief James DeForte of the Pennington Fire Company arrived and saw a large three-story barn on fire.
The Hopewell Fire Department, Union Fire Company, Lawrenceville Fire Department, Lawrence Road Fire Company, Pennington Road Fire Company, West Trenton Fire Company, Prospect Heights Fire Company and the Princeton Fire Department assisted with fighting the fire. The fire was brought under control after approximately 45 minutes.
Tanker trucks from the Pennington Fire Company, Hopewell Fire Department, Union Fire Company, Upper Makefield Fire Company, Stockton Fire Department, Sergeantsville Fire Company, Bellemead Fire Department, Plainsboro Fire Company, Griggstown Fire Company, Three Bridges Fire Company and Cranbury Fire Company shuttled water to the scene.
The Pennington First Aid Squad, Union Rescue Squad, Signal 22 and Mercer County Communications also assisted at the scene.
The barn suffered extensive damage. No animals were harmed during the fire.
Pennington-Titusville Road was closed for approximately three hours between Route 579 and Hallet Drive.
While the fire appears to be accidental in nature, this incident remains under investigation by Hopewell Township Police Department Detective Michael Sherman, Hopewell Valley Emergency Services Specialist John Schafer, Scott McCormick from the Mercer County Fire Marshal’s Office and Detective Michael Fiabane from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.
There were no reported injuries on scene. 