Cops, Courts and Fire

Fire Rips Through Unoccupied Home


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The fire marshal is investigating after a blaze tore through a home Wednesday in Upper Makefield.

Firefighters were called to the 1100 block of Taylorsville Road shortly after 6 a.m. for the report of a home ablaze. Battalion Chief Dave Wise pulled up to find the empty two-story home with heavy fire shooting out of it.

Trucks from the Lingohocken Fire Company, Newtown Fire Association, Yardley-Makefield Fire Company, and Union Fire Company and Rescue Squad from Mercer County, New Jersey, responded and assisted the Upper Makefield Fire Company fight the flames.

Crews were on the scene for about two hours, according to the fire company.

Central Bucks Emergency Medical Services and the St. Mary Medical Center Emergency Medical Services units also responded.


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Tom Sofield

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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: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001