1 May 1980
On Pine Street. A cinder block warehouse at 69 Pine Street, used by the owner of Nassau Interiors to store furniture, was the scene Sunday of what Borough police are calling a fire of suspicious origin.
“We don’t know for sure how it started, but we think it was started by kids playing inside,” said Capt. Theodore Lewis. The fire started on a couch, he said. “The building was not secure.”
Although there was not much stored furniture inside, according to Assistant Fire Chief Ralph Hulit Jr., he reported that some mattresses. sofas and chairs were damaged by the fire.
All of the windows were blown out by the heat. Chief Hulit added that the roof rafters and floor were charred and some interior partitions were burned All three Princeton fire companies responded to the 1:15 p.m. alarm.