3-alarm rowhome fire in Trenton displaces dozens of residents

A 3-alarm fire on Colonial Avenue in Trenton, New Jersey, has left dozens of residents displaced.

The blaze broke out around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Neighbors tell FOX 29 the fire started in an abandoned house on the block and a squatter was inside shortly before it started.

"One of the civilians did say they saw a someone come out, but we don't know that for certain," Trenton Fire Commissioner Derrick Dawyer said.

Firefighters say the blaze was difficult to fight with freezing conditions and a fire engine malfunction.

FOX 29's Chris O'Connell reports the fire happened less than a year after a fire destroyed five other homes on the same block.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.