Man Identified In Fatal Trenton House Fire

May 6, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Trenton Police Department has identified the man who died in the North Clinton Avenue Fire on May 3, 2021 as Wayne A Dekle, 64 last known address 89 Ewing St., Trenton.

Police said in a prior press release, On Monday, May 3, 2021, Trenton Police Sergeant Charles Fackenthall was on patrol when he noticed smoke coming from vacant houses at 426 and 428 N. Clinton Ave.  The Trenton Fire Department responded to extinguish the fire.  While doing so they recovered a deceased victim from 430 N. Clinton Ave, which by that point was also engulfed. 

The vacant building has been demolished since the last update.

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