Friday, August 10, 2012
Some crews redirected to Henderson Avenue fire from scene of Jefferson Road blaze.
Thunderstorms swept through Princeton Thursday evening, sparking two structure fires- one on Jefferson Road and one on Henderson Avenue. Emergency crews responded to a three-car accident on Cherry Valley Road near the intersection of Heather Lane just across the Princeton/Montgomery border. According to Montgomery Township Police, a woman driving a BMW fishtailed at a sharp curve, sideswiped a Lexus, crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into another vehicle. The drivers of the BMW and the Lexus were unhurt, police said. First responders had to remove the door of the sedan that was struck head-on to free the female driver. She was taken by ambulance to the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, police said. …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Flames ate away the wooden decking of the middle span of the bridge that crosses over the Stony Brook. Although closed to vehicular traffic for decades, the structure remains a popular recreational crossing used by pedestrians and bicyclists.
A fire late Wednesday afternoon (July 25) damaged the old Province Line Road bridge that crosses over the Stony Brook at Lawrence Township’s border with Princeton Township. The flames ate away many of the wooden beams that formed the decking of the middle of the metal truss bridge’s three spans, leaving gaping holes through which the water below could be seen. Although the bridge has, according to longtime neighborhood residents and veteran township police officers, been closed to vehicular traffic for over three decades, it remains a popular recreational crossing used by pedestrians and bicyclists. For that reason, and because of the bridge’s historical designation, the Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, April 16, 2012
Princeton Fire Department battled a brush fire that charred about two acres of in Princeton Township on Saturday. It was shortly before 5 p.m. when heavy smoke was reported coming from the woods at Mountain Lakes Preserve between Great Road and Cherry Hill Road, according to Princeton Township Police. Patrols entered the woods on foot and discovered a large brush fire in the north central part of the preserve along the Transco Gas Pipeline. The park was evacuated and Princeton Fire requested assistance from the New Jersey Forest Fire Service and volunteer fire companies from Lawrence, West Windsor, Plainsboro, Montgomery and Hopewell Borough. The fire was under control by about 6:20 p.m., but it took several additional hours of …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The fire broke out about 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6.
The apartment building where members of the Princeton Fire Department helped battle a two-alarm blaze on Tuesday night has been deemed uninhabitable by the Montgomery Towship Fire Inspector. The blaze in Building 13 of the Blue Spring Apartment complex on Blue Spring Road, off Princeton Avenue, was reported about 11:15 p.m. The fire burned through the roof of the middle part of the two-story building. Smoke and some flames were still visible more than an hour after the blaze was first reported. According a release from Montgomery Township police, the first officer on scene found heavy smoke coming from a second-story apartment and immediately began evacuating residents. Within minutes, flames erupted through the building's roof. The …