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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Controversial Greenwood Ave. House Goes up In Flames...With Video

Well, you can read about it HERE and especially HERE both stories derive from when The Times of Trenton wrote about the house right across the street from where I live back in early June, reporting that tenants were left without power because the landlord did not pay the power bill.

Later the landlord reported being assaulted by a tenant ....who was forced to leave the house by Trenton City Inspectors the day before (because the house had no power) ....while the landlord was following orders from the City to board up the entire house.

Neighbors say a few homeless have taken the board off the back door of the home to gain entry. Some at the fire speculated the owner burned the house down for the insurance money, nothing brings the neighborhood and the rumor mill out in force like a good old fashion house fire does. The fire started shortly after 10 p.m. There are 'traffic cameras' at the intersection so if a human caused the fire maybe there is video evidence of that occurring.

The fire also caused damage to the unattached house next to it on the 600 block of Greenwood Ave and at least one firefighter was seen leaving on a gurney and being given oxygen by paramedics.

Around 1 a.m. while police and fire were still on the scene a house party being thrown a few doors down on Chestnut Ave. ended in a riot in the street involving at least 30-people and several fistfights before police with canines broke it up. Police and fire inspectors were still on the scene as of 3 a.m.

Some video of the fire is below.


  1. That's crazy... I think Robert Chilson might be right about this insurance scheme. It seems to be the only way that a broke home owner can get out of debt.

  2. I didn't suggest that theory, neighbors at the scene did. FYI.