Cops, Courts and Fire

NEARBY: House Fire Determined To Be ‘Suspicious’

Credit: Solebury police

A home near the Solebury and Upper Makefield border was damaged in a fire that police are deeming “suspicious in nature.”

Firefighters from the New Hope, Newtown, and New Jersey areas were called to the historic two-story home in the 1600 block of River Road – situated between Pidcock Creek and Lurgan Road – around 7:45 a.m. Thursday to fight the flames. Solebury police said the fire was noticed by a passing driver.

The home was unoccupied at the time, police said.

The blaze is being investigated by the Bucks County Fire Marshal and the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal.

Anyone who spotted suspicious activity, persons, or vehicles in the area of the home between 6 a.m. and 7:40 a.m. has been asked to call police at 215-348-7400.

The fire comes the day after an unoccupied home in Upper Makefield caught ablaze. As of Wednesday evening, the cause remained under investigation.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001