Trenton Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Fire on 3rd Floor of “Taxpayer”

February 2, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Just after 1:00 p.m. Trenton Fire Department was dispatched for a fire in a commercial building on East State Street near North Stockton Street. Upon arrival there was reported smoke and fire in a 3-story “taxpayer” which is a term that there are businesses on the bottom and residential appartements above.

The fire was located on the 3rd floor of 242 East State Street and two handlines were stretched to the third floor. It was reported that truck (ladder) companies were on the roof opening up to vent the fire. A short time later the fire was knocked down and brought under control. A fire investigator, PSE&G and housing inspector were also detailed to the location. No other information is available about the fire.

Photos by: Brian McCarthy, OnScene News