By CBS3 Staff

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — One person is dead and four homes are destroyed in a three-alarm fire in Trenton. Flames broke out around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, in a rowhome on Elm Street.

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Crews found heavy fire inside of the home, and one person trapped inside. Firefighters pulled that person out of the flames, but they died.

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The fire quickly spread to three nearby homes.

Multiple people and their pets were forced to evacuate.

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One animal also died.

Officials say snow-covered streets and icy conditions hampered their response.

The Red Cross is helping those who were displaced.

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The cause of the fire remains under investigation.