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.
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