General Alarm Sounds For Nursing Home Fire

26 November, 1991 (~estimated)

General Alarm Sounds For Nursing Home Fire

A general alarm was sounded at 8:12 Friday morning after an odor of smoke was detected on the second floor of the Princeton Nursing Home on Quarry Street.

Police and firemen responded and found that a small plastic waste basket in a second-floor office had smoldered and burned. The fire was out by the time police arrived and there was no further damage.

Firemen, however, used fans to clear the building of smoke. “We’re still looking at the cause of the fire,” said Capt. Peter Hanley. It will be difficult to pinpoint what caused the basket to smolder and burn, he said, because it and its contents were consumed.


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