Hopewell Borough resident hospitalized after house fire early Tuesday

A Hopewell Borough resident has been hospitalized after a fire caused widespread damage to the resident’s home on Hart Avenue early Tuesday morning, police said.

The resident called 9-1-1 to report that the house was on fire. Police Officers arrived and found the resident outside of the house and the back side of the home fully engulfed with flames. Officers and emergency services workers treated the resident, who had burns and suffered from smoke inhalation. The resident was transported to a burn center due to the injuries. The identification of the resident is not being released at this time, police said.

Firefighters from the Hopewell Fire Department arrived on the scene and worked to knock down the fire and prevent widespread damage. The home suffered fire, smoke, and water damage and is uninhabitable.

The source of the fire is under investigation by police and the Mercer County Prosecutors Office.

Responding agencies assisting the Hopewell Fire Department and Emergency Medical Unit included: Hopewell Valley Emergency Services, the Union Fire Department, the Pennington Fire Department, the East Windsor Fire Department, the Princeton Fire Company, the Ewing Township Fire Department, Pennington First Aid, and Capital Health Paramedics.