February 21, 2022
TRENTON (Mercer) – City firefighters made quick work of extinguishing a fire in a rowhouse the 200 block of South Walter Avenue this morning (Monday, Feb. 21). It was about 9:20 a.m. when Engines 7, 6 and 10, Ladder 4, Rescue 1 and Battalion 6 were dispatched to 242 South Walter Avenue for a reported kitchen fire. Engine 7 arrived to find smoke showing from the dwelling. The “All Hands” signal for a working fire was transmitted and the balance of the first alarm assignment – Engine 3, Ladder 2, Special Services 1 and Battalion 8 – was dispatched. Firefighters quickly knocked down the flames in the kitchen at the rear of the first floor, preventing the fire was spreading to the attached exposure buildings. Primary and secondary searches of the home proved negative for any victims and the blaze was officially declared under control after at 9:41 a.m.