Two Fatalities in Three-Alarm Residential Fire, Four Firefighters injured

TRENTON – At 6:53 p.m., Trenton Fire Department responded to a three-alarm fire at 834 Carteret Ave.

The fire has resulted in two fatalities at this time, 20-year-old male twin brothers. Two other residents evacuated the building according to city hall.

Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the fire. County and state officials are assisting, as are members of Trenton’s police, health, and inspections departments.

Four Trenton firefighters sustained injuries and were transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center. One firefighter sustained burns and three sustained injuries due to structure collapse. Their conditions were stable at time of transport, according to Trenton Fire Director Kenneth M. Douglas.

“I am praying for this family who lost two sons tonight. This is heartbreaking and we will do everything we can to support to get through this,” Mayor W. Reed Gusciora said. Gusciora spoke with firefighters at the scene this evening.

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