59-year-old man injured in Spruce St. house fire

14 March, 1990 (estimated)

59-year-old man injured in Spruce St. house fire

Princeton Borough investigators are trying to find out exactly what caused the fire that torched the attic of a Spruce Street duplex Thursday afternoon and injured one of its four residents.

Police and firefighters were called at 1:57 to 92-94 Spruce Street when smoke was seen pouring out of a third-floor window.

“The fire started in the attic of 92 Spruce.” said borough police Lt. Peter Hanley.

The white-frame house was declared off-limits to its four residents after inspectors saw what the fire did to the inside, Lt. Hanley said.

“It did some considerable damage.” he said.

At the time of the fire, only three adults were inside, Lt. Hanley said. A child living in the house was not present.

“One of the residents was taken to the emergency room for smoke inhalation,” the lieutenant said.

The 59-year old man was being evaluated and listed in stable condition at the Medical Center at Princeton as of the Packet’s press time, hospital officials said.

Residents of the adjoining home were also away when the fire started, he added.

“Right now there is no cause listed. We’re in the process of finding one,” Lt. Hanley said.

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