Trenton Fire Department Quickly Extinguishes Fire In Two Residential Buildings

May 30, 2023

TRENTON (Mercer) – Two apartment buildings in the Chambersburg section of the city were damaged by fire Tuesday night (May 30). The blaze in the 100 block of Butler Street occurred only about two blocks away from where several homes were gutted by a three-alarm blaze on Sunday (May 28). It was shortly before 9:55 p.m. when firefighters from Engines 3, 7 and 10, Ladder 2 and Rescue 1 were dispatched in response to multiple 911 calls reporting a fire. Firefighters arrived to find smoke and fire at the rear of 120 Butler Street. The “All Hands” signal for a working fire was transmitted and additional firefighters from Engine 1, Ladder 4 and Special Services 1 were dispatched. It was soon confirmed that the fire had spread to the adjacent building at 118 Butler Street. Multiple hoselines were placed in service and the bulk of the fire was quickly knocked down. Trenton EMS personnel were on scene but there were no immediate reports of any injuries. The blaze was officially declared under control at 10:40 p.m. by Battalion Chief Dave Smolka. The cause remained under investigation.