Overnight Blaze Breaks out at Sarcone's Deli

Firefighters from Newtown, Northampton and Upper Makefield had the fire under control within an hour.


A fire broke out at overnight, causing damage to the building. No one was injured and firefighters from the Newtown Fire Association, Northampton Volunteer Fire Company and Upper Makefield Fire Company had the fire under control within an hour. 

The Newtown Fire Association received the report of the fire just after 1:30 a.m. The deli is located in the Newtown Villages Shopping Center on South Eagle Road.

According to information provided by the Newtown Fire Association, Newtown Township Police and Newtown Fire Association Chief Andy Errico arrived on scene and reported heavy fire showing through the roof the strip mall.

“Chief Errico quickly requested an additional ladder truck, and a Rapid Intervention Team. Crews working on the ground and roof went in service with numerous hose lines to prevent the fire from extending further, and were able to bring the blaze under control in just under an hour,” according to information provided from the Newtown Fire Association.

Newtown Township Fire Marshal Don Harris is investigating the fire, along with the Newtown Township Police Department.

Apparatus on scene were: Rescue 45, Ladder 45, Utility 45, Engine 55 (Newtown), Engine 3, Quint 73, Rescue 3 (Northampton), Tower 80 (Yardley-Makefield), and Engine 81 (Upper-Makefield).  

Coco's Mom April 04, 2012 at 11:52 AM
It seems really odd to me that they went out of business about 2 weeks ago and now they burned down. Are the adjoining businesses okay? We love Marco's and hope they're ok!
Harry April 04, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Elisa Baxt April 04, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Hmmmmmmmm x 2!!!
Mike Bidwell April 04, 2012 at 01:04 PM
That particular location is cursed, nothing has succeeded there in a long time, if ever.
Coco's Mom April 04, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Just a side note, it seems that the Beauty Depot about 2 stores down also went out of business at the same time. They've been there forever!
Karen April 04, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Something to think about...might not have even started in Sarcone’s Deli. That's why we have Fire Marshalls who will investigate. There are numerous ways that fire could have started.
BP April 04, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Was Marco's affected?
Kara Seymour April 04, 2012 at 01:58 PM
As soon as I have details from the fire marshall, I will be sure to share.
Mike Bidwell April 04, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Didn't the Thai food restaurant go out of business too? (Siam Cuisine I think it's called)
Kim April 04, 2012 at 02:34 PM
I just read a report on 6Abcs web site saying Marcos had significant damage too
Kara Seymour April 04, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Yes, see http://newtown-pa.patch.com/articles/strip-mall-heavily-damaged-after-fire#photo-9494346
KWRUB April 04, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Way to go Newtown Fire and Chief Errico! Glad you guys are here...
the VOICE April 04, 2012 at 05:17 PM
The first owner of sarcones had Family problems and sold to the last owner, he went out of business.
Mary April 05, 2012 at 07:00 PM
We are so upset! We LOVE Marco's! The best pizza in town.
Mari April 06, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Sorry to hear about any fire in Newtown. Glad no one was hurt.
Mari April 06, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Just a thought...maybe if the building needs to be knocked down, they could scoot over to the old Acme and knock that one down too? :)
Lori Guzy October 25, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Any word on when Marco's will reopen?


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