Fire officials investigating suspicious fire in Mill hill area

Trenton, NJ (Mercer): Trenton Fire Department responded to an first alarm fire with entrapment at 254 Clay Street. The call went approximately 10:40 PM where a resident was trapped in the attic. Firefighters rescue the resident and treated him on the scene with oxygen for minor injuries, the male declined further medical attention.

Residents in the area claimed that the male being treated had committed arson. The residences reported it wasn’t an accidental fire.

“If it wasn’t an electrical fire, I have no reason to believe the fire would start otherwise,” they explained.

The fire department battalion Chief Todd Willever could not confirm that it was arson, only that they are investigating all aspects of the fire.

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