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Firefighters Respond To Blaze At Lambertville Senior Living Home

The fire happened early Monday.

The rescue truck for the City of Lambertville Fire District. File photo.

Firefighters had a busy Monday morning in the City of Lambertville.

Just before 2:15 a.m., crews were called to Lincoln Avenue for a report of a downed wire and debris fire. They quickly discovered smoke was coming from the nearby Little Haven Rest Home, a senior living facility, City of Lambertville Fire Department Chief Mike Barlow said.

Crews quickly got to work and put down the fire, which impacted the home, a shed, and an annex, Barlow said.

The residents were cleared from the home, and none were injured, the chief said.

Barlow explained that the downed wire caused power to backfeed to the Little Haven Rest Home, which led to the fire.

Residents of the damaged annex building will be staying in the main facility due to fire damage, Barlow said.

The call drew a significant response from fire companies, which remained at the scene for some time.

In addition to the City of Lambertville Fire Department, the New Hope Eagle, Quakertown (New Jersey), Sergeantsville, Stockton, and West Amwell fire companies assisted. The Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad, and city police were also at the scene.

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