3-alarm fire in Trenton displaces 6 residents and triggers police investigation | New
TRENTON – Simply devastating.
A three-alarm fire ravaged a hangar on Atterbury Avenue and spread to neighboring properties on Friday afternoon, displacing six residents and resulting in a victim being transported to hospital with an unknown injury, the officials said. authorities.
Cops and firefighters are investigating hell, which erupted around 1:50 p.m. in this one-way West Ward enclave between West State Street and Highway 29.
The Mercer County District Attorney’s Office has also confirmed it is participating in the investigation, which suggests authorities are looking into whether the incident is related to arson.
The fire apparently started in a back garage and spread to two houses and another garage. City firefighters responded to the scene with mutual assistance from the suburbs, authorities said.
“A person who was trapped was rescued and a cat was also rescued,” city spokesman William Skaggs said via email.
Live wires hampered firefighters as they attempted to tackle the fire in the back, according to Skaggs, who said he believed officials needed to temporarily shut off power to the block from West State Street to Riverside Avenue to safely control the fire.
Detective Sgt. Trenton Police spokesperson Cynthia Hargis said the cause of Friday’s fire was “undetermined at this time.”
The Trenton Fire Department said it was “too early to tell” what caused the hell on Friday afternoon. Firefighters managed to subdue him around 4 p.m., according to a battalion commander.
Friday’s fire affected two houses and two garages on Atterbury Avenue, a small one-way street in the West End.
In addition to firefighters and police, American Red Cross volunteers also responded to the scene, assisting five people in three families with emergency assistance for temporary shelter, food, clothing and equipment. other immediate needs, according to Diane Concannon, spokeswoman for the American Red Cross the New Jersey area.
Red Cross disaster health and mental health services were also available for affected families, Concannon said via email Friday evening.
Skaggs, the city’s spokesperson, said the incident resulted in the displacement of six people.
A town battalion commander said a victim was taken to hospital with an unknown injury.