Day: February 11, 2023

2nd Alarm Fire In Trenton, NJ

February 11, 2023

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)—At 2:46 p.m. Trenton Fire Department was dispatched to 531 and 533 Lamberton Street near Steamboat Street for house fire after multiple 9-1-1 calls were received reporting the fire. Responding units reported seeing a column of smoke in the air.

Engines 3, 10, and 7, Ladder 2, Rescue 1 and Battalion 2 were on the initial assignment. A large column of smoke was visible in the sky as companies responded to the scene. The “All Hands” signal for a working fire was transmitted and Engine 1, Ladder 4, Special Services 1 and Battalion 3 were also dispatched. Firefighters arrived to find fire showing from the second floor of a duplex. As firefighters went to work fighting the flames, it became clear that the fire had already spread to the attached home next door.

A second alarm was later transmitted to bring additional manpower to the scene.

Companies briefly had to evacuate the fire buildings after a mechanical issue reportedly occurred with one of the engines and compromised the water supply to fire attack hoselines.

The fire was placed under control 3:55 p.m.

Firefighters Extinguish House Fire In Ewing Township

February 11, 2023

EWING TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)—At 1:24 p.m. all Ewing Township Fire Departments were dispatched to 302 Berwyn Avenue for a house fire with multiple 9-1-1 callers reporting the fire with reported entrapment. A towering column of smoke was reportedly visible for several miles. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire showing from the second and third floors of the dwelling.

Ewing Township career firefighters and volunteers from Ewing’s Prospect Heights and West Trenton fire companies responded, along with mutual aid fire companies from Trenton, Hamilton, Lawrence and Pennington.

Firefighters initiated an aggressive interior attack, however heavy fire conditions forced firefighters to evacuate the structure and switch from that interior attack to defensive exterior operations. Once the bulk of the fire was knocked down, interior operations resumed.

A dog was reportedly still in the house somewhere. It was unknown if the pet survived.

Further information to follow as it becomes available.

Photos below by: Brian McCarthy