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