TRENTON - Residents in Trenton say they are concerned about potential fires in their neighborhood as colder weather approaches.

Algernon Ward, president of the local civic association, says a series of fires in his neighborhood last year were caused by squatters living in empty homes. Neighbors say they fear that as the weather gets colder, they might face the same fate, especially in row houses. Ward says Trenton Mayor Tony Mack has campaigned on removing abandoned homes. Mack?s office did not respond to News 12 New Jersey?s requests for a comment on the issue.