A resident and her dog perished in a house fire in Ewing Township, January 23, 2024. On-duty Ewing, Prospect Heights, and West Trenton Fire Companies were dispatched at 7:12 p.m. for a dwelling fire with a reported elderly female trapped inside. Heavy fire was showing from the front of the 1.5-story home when first-due arrived. An aggressive interior attack and search was immediately initiated. A rapid intervention team (Ladder 4) from Trenton was also dispatched. The bulk of the fire was quickly knocked down, and the blaze was under control at 7:56 p.m. Sadly, the victim, who was reported to have been 90 years old was already deceased inside the home, together with her pet.

– Fire News photos by Michael Ratcliffe