March 2, 2023
TRENTON (Mercer) – A three-alarm fire early this morning (Thursday, March 2) gutted both sides of a three-story duplex in the 900 block of Greenwood Avenue. Alerted to the blaze about 5:15 a.m., firefighters arrived to find heavy fire showing from the rear of the duplex. Due to the volume of fire, second and third alarms were sounded in rapid succession. At one point a mayday was transmitted after an interior collapse occurred but all firefighters were able to be removed from the collapse area. There were no immediate reports of any serious injuries. While one side of the duplex was believed to be vacant, the Red Cross was requested to assist displaced residents from the other side. Signal 22, the city’s police and fire canteen unit, was also on scene.
This is a preliminary report. Additional details will be posted as they become available.
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