Published On: Thu, Dec 15th, 2016

Minor Fire at Karla’s Restaurant in New Hope Quickly Brought Under Control Thursday

Firefighters jumped into the frey within minutes of the report crossing the airwaves.

Firefighters jumped into the frey within minutes of the report crossing the airwaves.

(Updated 5:20 p.m. to reflect New Hope Eagle Volunteer Fire Company confirmation of key facts.)

Firefighters from three municipalities responded to the report of a fire at Karla’s Restaurant at 5 W. Mechanic St. in New Hope at 3:05 p.m. Thursday. The small conflagration appeared under control by 3:23 p.m., although follow-up activity continued, and no injuries were reported.

A New Hope Eagle Volunteer Fire Company spokesperson confirmed that the “minor” fire occurred the “in the wall and roof area,” leaving Karla’s restaurant undamaged and open for business Thursday evening.  

“Thanks to New Hope Eagle, Lambertville, and Midway Fire companies, as well as Central Bucks and Lambertville EMS,” said Kevin McMillen of the Eagle Fire Company.

Lambertvillle firefighters crossed the river and arrived on scene and deployed rapidly.

Lambertvillle firefighters crossed the river, arriving on scene and deploying rapidly.

 

Midway Volunteer Fire Company arrived to help out.

Midway Volunteer Fire Company arrived to help out.

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- Born in Brooklyn, raised at the Jersey Shore, lives in New Hope with wife, two kids, and too many rescued animals. Masters in politics from New York University. Former head of communications for MetLife, Vonage, Lincoln Financial. Former reporter for New Hope Gazette. Makes sure the Editorial and Advertising departments are kept separate.

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