Breaking: 2nd Alarm Fire in Trenton; Two Transported to Hospital

January 30, 2022

Note: This article will be updated as information comes in from the scene:

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Fire Department was dispatched to the 300 Block of Genesee Street near Beatty Street for a house fire at 10:17 p.m. Responding units reported smoke showing and an “all hands” was called at 10:19 p.m. Fire was reported on all floors of a 2 1/2 story middle of the row. Firefighters conducting a primary search found two victims, three BLS Trenton EMS units and two Capital Health Paramedic ALS units were called to the scene.

A 2nd Alarm was called at 10:43 p.m., command reported that there was heavy fire and four handlines were stretched and in operation. Two victims were transported to Captial Health Regional Medical Center. 10:50 p.m. Signal 22 Canteen Unit was activated.

10:52 p.m. the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office investigators and the Mercer County Fire Marshal was called to the scene.

10:59 p.m. Command reports fire on rear and right side of 345 and additional fire extending to 343.

11:10 p.m. reports of fire though the roof.

11:18 FM-1 on scene. (Fire Marshal)

11:29 p.m. A Fire Marshal from the NJ State Division of Fire Safety was requested to the scene.

11:30 p.m. Command reports that there is still fire in the original fire building and two exposures to the right of the main fire building. (Exposures D and D-1)

11:31 p.m. Requesting an additional Special Service Unit to refill air bottles. Hamilton Township Fire Department Special Service 18 was called.

11:53 p.m. Fire placed under control.

This is a preliminary Breaking News report from radio reports and reporters who are on scene. As additional details become available the story will be updated.


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