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TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — At least 17 people have been displaced after a fire ravages multiple homes in Trenton on Tuesday night.

Sheronda Corbett is one of the 17 who lost their home.

Frantic 911 calls came in around 5:40 Tuesday afternoon. Corbett received the same call, only her wife was on the other end.

“She was just crazy. The house is on fire the house is on fire. And I’m coming home from work. It was just crazy,” said Corbett.

Firefighters say the blaze started in a vacant home on Colonial Avenue. Once the flames reached the roof, it spread to the other homes and reached 3-alarms.



Firefighters ran into some problems battling the massive blaze.

“We lost water for a moment because one of our engines malfunctioned,” said Derrick Sawyer, director of Trenton fire & Emergency Services.

No injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.