One Dead, Two Critical, Ten Displaced In 2-Alarm Fire In Trenton

September 15, 2023

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police Department, Public Information Officer, Detective Lieutenant, Nathan Bolognini told reported that there was a 2-Alarm fire at apartment buildings 205-207 Hamilton Avenue this morning around 6:43 a.m. Ten people were displaced, one was deceased, one critical and one extremely critical that was transported to a burn unit. The fire remains under investigation at this time.

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Original story:

Trenton police and fire dispatchers received multiple 9-1-1 calls around 6:43 a.m. for a reported fire with entrapment at 207 Hamilton Avenue. Firefighters reported heavy fire from the 2nd floor and called for an “all-hands” sending additional units to the scene around 6:45 a.m. Two minutes later at 6:47 a.m. A Second Alarm was called and there was reported entrapment on the third floor of the apartment building. Firefighters pulled a victim out at 6:55 a.m. on the primary search of the building. At 7:02 p.m. additional police were called to help with traffic as cars were running over the fire hoses in the street. The fire was placed under control at 7:14 a.m. Additional units from the area were called into the City to cover firehouses. – Preliminary information from radio reports and times are approximate.