Trenton Fire Department Responds To Fully Involved House Fire With Reports Of People Trapped


October 23, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Fire Department responded to 29 Summer Street for a house fire with reported people trapped at 12:40 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. First responding units reported smoke in the air and heavy fire showing from the dwelling and a “all hands” was called sending extra equipment to the scene. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and brought the fire under control at 1:25 a.m. firefighters performed a primary and secondary search but it was unclear if anyone was found inside the building or they were able to evacuate in time as initially reported by 9-1-1 callers.

Trenton Fire Department Engine1, Engine 10, Engine 8, Engine 9, Ladder 1, Ladder 4, Rescue 1, Battalion 3, Battalion 4, Special Services 1 all operated on scene. Trenton EMS, Captial Health Paramedics and Trenton Police Department were also on scene.

Investigators from Trenton Fire Department, Trenton Police Department, Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and New Jersey State Fire Marshal’s Office all on scene. Trenton Fire Director Kenneth Douglas also responded to the scene.

Update: 6:43 a.m. the Battalion Chief reports that the investigation is complete and Engine 10 and himself will remain on scene.