12 Richards Road,
During the evening of Thursday, March 2, 2006, Lawrence Road Fire Co. members were among the emergency personnel who responded to a reported structure fire at 12 Richards Road.
All three Lawrence Township fire companies were dispatched to the Yorkshire Village development, located off Province Line Road behind Mercer Mall, at about 8:45 p.m. after a resident arrived home on Richards Road and found his house filled with smoke.
Lawrence Road’s Engine 22 and Rescue 22 were among the apparatus that responded.
Firefighters arrived to find that the basement of the home had been gutted by a blaze that had apparently itself out after consuming all the oxygen in the basement, which was closed off from the rest of the house. The entire interior of the house was coated in thick soot.
All photos copyright (c) 2006 by Michael Ratcliffe.