TRENTON, NJ (WTXF) - A man was found dead after a fire tore through a Trenton home early Thursday morning, according to officials. Four firefighters were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after battling the 3-alarm fire.
Officials say the inferno happened at a refurbished 100 year old apartment building on the 900 block of West State Street.
"The older units have drier wood, which allows the fire to expand and spread that much quicker," said deputy fire Chief Tony Moran.
According to officials, each apartment unit was hard-wired with interconnected smoke detectors which helped alert residents to evacuated the building before the fire spread.
The fire took six hours to get under control. Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.
4 Trenton firefighters hurt battling stubborn fire in 106 year old big home mile down State Street from New Jersey Statehouse overnight. Firefighters have burns&other “ non-life threatening injuries, now getting treated at hospital” Deputy Chief Anthony Moran says @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/S8P8ylLxJv— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) January 3, 2019