Residential fire damages home and leaves resident injured in Hopewell Borough

The Hopewell Township Police Department, along with the Hopewell Fire Department responded to a Hart Avenue residence in Hopewell Borough for an early morning residential structure fire on August 23, 2022 at 4:30am. A resident of the home called 9-1-1 reporting the house was on fire. Hopewell Township Police Officers arrived and found the resident outside of the house and the backside the home fully involved with flames. Officers and responding emergency personnel treated the resident who suffered burn injuries and smoke inhalation.  

Fire personnel, under the command of Chief Dan Galatro of the Hopewell Fire Department arrived on location and began work on the structure fire. According to the HTPD, fire personnel did an exceptional job at knocking down the fire and preventing widespread damage. The home suffered fire, smoke, and water damage.  

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

The resident was transported to a burn center due to the injuries sustained. The identification of the resident is not being released at this time. 

The source of the fire is under investigation by Det. Sparaco, Officer Michael Crincoli, Hopewell Valley Emergency Services and the Mercer County Prosecutors Office.

Submitted by Hopewell Township Police Department.

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