4 NJ firefighters hurt in fatal apartment fire

The Trenton Fire Department firefighters were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after battling a 3-alarm fire in a 100-year-old building

By FireRescue1 Staff

TRENTON, N.J. — Four firefighters were injured while battling an apartment fire that left one person dead.

CBS Philadelphia reported that the Trenton Fire Department responded to a call about a fire at a 100-year-old apartment building and elevated the blaze to three alarms after finding heavy smoke and flames.

Four firefighters were hurt in the blaze, including two who suffered burns while searching for victims inside the house.

The body of a dead victim was found inside the building that housed eight people while firefighters conducted secondary searches.

The firefighters were transported to the hospital and are expected to be OK.

“These houses are extremely old; the wood in there is extremely dry,” Deputy Chief Anthony Moran said. “Some of these houses get chopped up into smaller units to allow for other residents to live in and it makes it extremely hard to get in there and get to the seat of the fire.”


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