Unresponsive man rescued from house fire in Hunterdon County
READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – An unresponsive man was rescued from a house fire Friday morning in Reading Township.
The fire was reported at around 7:05 a.m. at a residence on Bertron Road. Once on scene, officers observed smoke emanating from the soffits, police said.
A neighbor advised officers that a person was still in the home and was likely in an upstairs bedroom, police said.
Officers attempted to make entry but were unable to ascend the stairs due to the heavy smoke condition. Once on scene, firefighters were able to enter the second floor of the house and extricate the victim, police said.
Firefighters and police then removed the unresponsive but breathing man from the first floor and transferred care to the Whitehouse Rescue squad and Hunterdon Medical Center Paramedics, police said.
He was transported to an area trauma center and his current condition is unknown.
“A quick aggressive fire attack and solid teamwork saved the life of a trapped occupant and contained the fire to where it started,” firefighters said.