Ewing Police Officer Suffers Smoke Inhalation In Browning Avenue House Fire While Rescuing Dog

June 2, 2022

EWING TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Ewing Police reported, that on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at approximately 9:01 a.m., Ewing Police Dispatch was notified of a smoke condition coming from a residence on Browning Avenue. Responding officers encountered heavy smoke coming from 109 Browning Avenue. Officers were able to confirm that all residents had evacuated prior to police arrival. The homeowner advised police that there was a dog that was still inside the residence. Assisted by patrol, Detective Julia Caldwell #190 entered the residence and was able to rescue the dog. During the rescue, Detective Caldwell suffered smoke inhalation and was treated on scene by Ewing EMS and Capital Health Paramedics prior to being transported to the hospital for treatment and observation. Ewing Fire Department stations 30, 31, and 33 responded and extinguished the fire with the assistance of Trenton Fire Department Ladder 1 and Hamilton Fire Department Squad 12. Ewing Township Fire Marshal Mike Nelson conducted the initial investigation and has initially deemed the fire non-suspicious. There were no other injuries reported. The displaced residents were offered assistance through the American Red Cross.