Six-alarm Trenton, N.J. row house fire destroys nine homes

Trenton, N.J., firefighters pour water on row houses after a six-alarm fire on November 21, 2016. Two people were hospitalized; the fire severely damaged nine row house homes and evacuated the entire block. Screenshot from WTXF-TV, Philadelphia

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 21 (UPI) — A six-alarm fire in Trenton, N.J., fanned by high winds, injured two people, severely damaged nine homes and evacuated an entire block, fire officials said.

The fire was declared under control at 7:15 a.m. on Monday morning, over four hours after it began. Three row houses on Trenton’s narrow Weinberg Place were destroyed and six more are in danger of collapsing. At least three parked cars burned, and downed power lines and the wind hampered firefighters’ efforts.

The extent of injuries of the two people hospitalized was not revealed. One person with asthma, an unidentified woman, was taken to a hospital as a precaution. Public transit buses were brought in, at the request of the fire department, to evacuate those left homeless.

Investigators have not determined the cause of the fire.


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