Jul 28, 2014
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Burnt House Still Stands, Toll Brothers Unaware of Rebuild Plans

The blackened skeleton of the home serves as a dismal reminder of the large blaze that consumed it after it was struck by lightening in July.

Burnt House Still Stands, Toll Brothers Unaware of Rebuild Plans

The charred remains of a home destroyed in a July fire stands atop a grassy hill, just across the street from Toll Brothers' sales office at Chapman's Corner.

The blackened skeleton of the home serves as a dismal reminder of the inferno that consumed it after lightening struck it the afternoon of July 28.

However, according to Toll Brothers officials, there's nothing they can do at the property because the home is privately owned. 

"The damaged home is a private residence over which Toll Brothers has no control," said company Senior Vice President Dave Anderson.

Anderson added Toll Brothers is unaware of the owner's plans for the home, which is vacant due to the damage. No one was injured in the blaze. According to reports during the time of the fire, the family was away when the lightning ignited the blaze.

"At this point in time, Toll Brothers is not aware of any final plans by the owners or any intentions of the owners going forward," Anderson said.

He added Toll Brothers is hopeful it will be a part of the rebuilding process if and when that happens. 

Chapman's Corner consists of 45 homes in Wrightstown Township, according to the Toll Brothers website.

Click here to see Patch's report and photos of the fire.

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