November 21, 2022
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–With the temperature hovering at a frigid 21 degrees, city firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze involving a pair of abandoned homes on Tremont Street early this morning (Monday, Nov. 21). Firefighters, alerted to the blaze at 2:55 a.m., arrived to find the two structures – 95 and 97 Tremont, located between Beatty and Jersey streets – already fully engulfed in flames. Both homes had been badly damaged by a previous fire and it was obvious to firefighters that a collapse of the blazing structures was imminent. Firefighters set up a defensive operation using Engine 3’s deck gun and several 2.5-inch hoselines and worked to protect neighboring buildings. Radiant heat from the fire was so intense that it melted the siding of a home across the street. Several partial collapses occurred until, eventually, both homes were reduced to a smoldering heap of debris. The fire was declared under control at 3:39 a.m. The cause of the blaze was under investigation by fire and police officials.
Google Maps Image of 97 Tremont St, Trenton, NJ 08611 prior to this morning’s fire showing prior fire damage.