Monday, April 8, 2013
Crews from the Newtown Fire Association helped fight a fire early Sunday on Stoneybrook Road in Upper Makefield.
Crews from the Newtown Fire Association assisted in fighting a fire this weekend in Upper Makefield. Engine 55, Rescue 45 and Ladder 45 from the Newtown Fire Association assisted the Upper Makefield Fire Company fight a fire that broke out in a home on Stoneybrook Road. The fire was reported at 6:40 a.m. Sunday, according to information from the Newtown Fire Association. Upper Makefield Fire Marshal John C. Kernan told the Bucks County Courier Times the cause of the fire is undetermined. The paper also reported one person who was in the home at the time of the fire was taken to St. Mary Medical Center as a precaution.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Northampton Township Volunteer Fire Company, along with crews from Newtown and Feasterville, had the Village Shires fire under control within 30 minutes.
No one was injured in a Northampton Township fire that broke out in Village Shires today at approximately 1:30 a.m. Crews from the Newtown Fire Assocation assisted the Northampton Township Volunteer Fire Company, along with crews from Feasterville. The fire was under control within 30 minutes, Action News reported. The Beacon Hill Drive fire began in a second floor bedroom, according to Action News.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A fire destroyed the home of Bruce and Eileen Krai in October. This week, they wrote a letter to Patch thanking the community for their support.
In October, a fire destroyed a home on Pansy Court, leaving residents Bruce and Eileen Krai with literally the shirts on their backs. No one was injured but the Krais lost all of their belongings, Ted Zabohonski told Patch at the time. Zabohonski is a friend and neighbor to the Krais. He created a help fund for the family following the fire. Bruce and Eileen Krai wrote to Patch this week to express their gratitude for the support from the community following the fire. Here is the letter: Dear Neighbors and Concerned Citizens, We thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and monetary gifts during our devastating fire loss of our home October 11, 2012 at 5 Pansy Court. We especially thank Ted Zabahonski and Margaret Chleboski of Newtown Grant…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The cause of a fire at the Village at Newtown South Shopping Center in April that completely gutted Sarcone's Deli remains undetermined.
The damage from a fire at a Newtown Township shopping center may have been repaired but the cause has yet to be determined, according to township officials. Newtown Township Fire Marshal Don Harris said the cause of a fire at the Village at Newtown South Shopping Center in April that completely gutted Sarcone's Deli remains undetermined. The fire, which broke out overnight on April 4, caused damage to adjacent businesses, including Marco's Pizza and Nail Perfection and Spa. Marco's Pizza reopened Monday and Primo Hoagies has since opened in the spot occupied by Sarcone's. Sarcone's had gone out of businesses shortly before the blaze. No one was injured in the fire, which required response from the Newtown Fire Association, Northampton …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Newtown Fire Association will be driving Santa around Newtown borough and township.
Santa will trade his reindeer for a fire engine on Dec. 22, when the Newtown Fire Association escorts St. Nick around the township and the borough. It's an annual tradition that Newtown children look forward to each year. The festivities begin at 9 a.m. According to the Newtown Fire Association, there isn't a specific route. Typically, Santa's tour begins in Newtown Borough. The fire truck reaches Newtown Grant and the northern section of the township later in the day. The trucks escorting Santa use their sirens to alert residents of their arrival, so if you hear the sirens he's getting close. In conjunction with Santa's visit, there will be a canned good drive. Residents can give canned goods to the last car in the fire truck procession.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The blackened skeleton of the home serves as a dismal reminder of the large blaze that consumed it after it was struck by lightening in July.
The charred remains of a home destroyed in a July fire stands atop a grassy hill, just across the street from Toll Brothers' sales office at Chapman's Corner. The blackened skeleton of the home serves as a dismal reminder of the inferno that consumed it after lightening struck it the afternoon of July 28. However, according to Toll Brothers officials, there's nothing they can do at the property because the home is privately owned. "The damaged home is a private residence over which Toll Brothers has no control," said company Senior Vice President Dave Anderson. Anderson added Toll Brothers is unaware of the owner's plans for the home, which is vacant due to the damage. No one was injured in the blaze. According to reports during the time …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
A fire Thursday night destroyed a two-story home on Pansy Court and left residents Bruce and Eileen Krai with literally the shirts on their backs.
The flames that engulfed a Newtown Grant home Thursday were “unbelievable,” neighbor Ted Zabohonski said. The fire destroyed a two-story home on Pansy Court, leaving residents Bruce and Eileen Krai with literally the shirts on their backs. No one was injured but the Krais lost all of their belongings, said Zabohonski, a friend and neighbor who has created a help fund for the family. The fire was likely caused by the spontaneous combustion of rags soaked in flammable materials that contractors left on the porch. According to the township fire marshal, the rags were soaked in flammable materials, like paint thinner and linseed oil, and stored in a sealed bag. The rags spontaneously combusted, causing the fire to break out around 10:30 p.m. …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Saturday's house fire on Thompson Mill Road was likely accidental in nature, said Lingohocken Fire Company Chief Greg Jakubowski.
Updated at 12:10 p.m. to include information from Greg Jakubowski, Lingohocken Fire Company chief. A third major fire since Thursday occurred Saturday night at a house on Thompson Mill Road in Upper Makefield. Crews from the Newtown Fire Association assisted the Upper Makefield Fire Company and the Lingohocken Fire Company in fighting the dwelling fire, which began around 10:30 p.m. There were no injuries. According to Lingohocken Fire Company Chief Greg Jakubowski, the fire began at the roof over the garage and spread to the attic and roof over the main house. Since the home is several miles from the nearest hydrant, additional water tanker apparatus and engines were requested from companies, including Eagle Fire Company of New Hope, …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Newtown Fire Association, along with several other area fire companies, responded to the Saturday morning barn fire at Thorpe Farm.
A large barn on Thorpe Farm in Upper Makefield burnt down Saturday morning. The Newtown Fire Association was one of several area fire companies to assist the Upper Makefield Fire Company in responding. The fire engulfed a barn that housed trucks and other large equipment, according to information from the Newtown Fire Association. No injuries were reported. Thorpe Farm is located on Stonybrook Road. In addition to Newtown and Upper Makefield, the following fire companies responded: Lingohocken Fire Company, New Hope Fire Company, Northampton, Midway, Stockton, N.J. and Lambertville, N.J. Firefighters staged an aggressive defensive attack of the fire and protected numerous exposures, including several vehicles, a home, large bales of hay …
Thursday's blaze destroyed a two-story home on Pansy Court in Newtown Grant.
Neighbors of the Pansy Court home that burned down Thursday have created a help fund for the family. The fire, likely caused by rags soaked in flammable materials, destroyed the two-story home in Newtown Grant. No one was injured, however the family lost all of their belongings, according to neighbors. Donations to help the family are being accepted. Checks can be made payable to the Newtown Fire Victim Fund and can be mailed to C/O First National Bank, 40 S. State St., Newtown, PA 18940 Newtown Township Fire Marshal Don Harris said the fire was likely caused by rags soaked in flammable materials that contractors left on the front porch. According to information from the Newtown Fire Association, the rags had been soaked in paint thinner …