Firefighters Battle 3 Alarm Fire During Heat Wave In Trenton, NJ

Weather Underground reported a high of 97F during firefighting operations.

July 20, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–According to Trenton Police Detective Lieutenant Bethesda Stokes around 12:30 p.m., the radio room received two 9-1-1 calls reporting a fire at 365 Cleveland Avenue. A good Samaritan, Mr. James Page, who happened to be doing work on a house in the area, saw smoke coming out of the house, then ran into the house and got everyone out of the house. Three firefighters were injured in the firefight, one Trenton firefighter had something collapse on him but was not seriously injured. Two other firefighters had smoke inhalation, one from Trenton Fire Department and one from Hamilton Township Fire Department. The fire went to 3 alarms before being brought under control. The interior of the house was completely gutted. Police say the fire was not suspicious in nature. 

Multiple fire departments responded to the scene or covered the City or Trenton. Firefighters battled the 3 alarm fire in temperatures in the high 90s. Signal 22 Canteen Unit helped provide refreshment to the firefighters. Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad responded with the rehab unit due to the high temperatures.