Fatal Fire in Trenton Leaves One Dead, Two in Critical Condition, and Ten Displaced

Trenton, NJ (Mercer) – In a tragic incident this morning at approximately 6:43 a.m., a 2-alarm fire broke out at apartment buildings located at 205-207 Hamilton Avenue. According to the Trenton Police Department’s Public Information Officer, Detective Lieutenant Nathan Bolognini, ten individuals were displaced as a result of the fire. Furthermore, one person tragically lost their life, while another individual is in critical condition and a third is in an extremely critical condition, requiring transportation to a burn unit. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Details surrounding the incident remain limited at this time, with no further information available to the public.

According to the original report by MidJersey.news, emergency services were alerted to the fire following multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting entrapment at 207 Hamilton Avenue. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy flames on the second floor and swiftly called for additional units to the scene, declaring an “all-hands” situation at approximately 6:45 a.m. Just two minutes later, at 6:47 a.m., a second alarm was issued, citing entrapment on the third floor of the apartment building. Firefighters successfully rescued a victim during the primary search of the building at 6:55 a.m. Due to the chaos surrounding the incident, extra police personnel were summoned at 7:02 a.m. to manage traffic, as cars were inadvertently driving over the fire hoses. Finally, at 7:14 a.m., the fire was brought under control. To ensure adequate coverage, additional units from neighboring areas were called in to support local firehouses. It is important to note that the aforementioned timeline is preliminary and subject to minor discrepancies.

As investigations continue into the cause of this devastating fire, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families during this difficult time.

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