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).
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