Fire destroys at least 9 homes on Weinberg Place in Trenton

A large fire destroyed a block of town homes on Weinberg Place in Trenton.



The fire started inside one of the homes around 3 a.m. Monday and quickly spread to the neighboring homes due to strong winds.



Fire officials say crews were delayed fighting the blaze due to live powerlines that had fallen prior to their arrival. Utility crews had to be brought in to turn off the electricity before firefighters could begin putting water on the fire.



At least nine homes were badly damaged by the blaze. Several of the homes collapsed and were destroyed by the fire.



At least two residents and one firefighter were treated for injuries. Fire officials say that at least seven residents were displaced by the blaze.



A neighbor tells News 12 New Jersey that she believes that the fire was started by a homeless person smoking a cigarette or trying to keep warm. Several of the homes are vacant, and neighbors say people squat inside the homes.



Fire officials could not comment on that speculation, and say the cause of the fire is under investigation.


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