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Strip Mall Heavily Damaged After Fire

The fire, which began at Sarcone's Deli, also damaged Marco's Pizza and Nail Perfection and Spa.

 

An overnight fire at has caused severe damage to a portion of the Newtown Villages Shopping Center on South Eagle Road. 

Just hours after the blaze, police tape enclosed the shopping center from the deli, which according to sources had gone out of business a few weeks ago, across and to

All three businesses have been damaged as a result of the fire. 

The fire broke out just after 1:30 a.m., according to the Newtown Fire Association. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. 

No one was injured and firefighters from the Newtown Fire Association, Northampton Volunteers Fire Company and Upper Makefield Fire Company had the fire under control within an hour.

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).  

Patch will continue to update this story as information becomes available.

Jen April 06, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Thoughts and prayers are with all affected by the fire. Thank God no one was hurt, and for the firefighters who got the fire under control so quickly. Jen V
Dave L April 14, 2012 at 06:45 PM
This location has always been a problem. People living in Newtown for quite some time would even say it's cursed. The building where Sarcone's deli was located has always been unsuccessful, considering no businesses ever remain operational for more than a year or two. No matter what opens up in that particular spot of the shopping center, it always fails. In the past 15 years there have been many businesses in that spot that have closed down quicker then they opened. Unfortunately, Marco's was the best pizza shop in Newtown, and was doing well before Sarcone's fell victim to the curse of that location and took Marco's down with it. Hopefully Marco's recovers quickly from this and continues their success. The building next door should be closed down for good.

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