One person and 4 animals are dead after Hopewell fire crews responded to a house fire overnight. The structure was on 9th street.
crews responded before 11 p.m. to a call of a structure fire. Responding units reported heavy smoke and flames upon arrival.
Officials determined that the occupant succumbed to the fire conditions before they arrived. Four dog inside the residence were also deceased. A family friend at the scene said that the man was a 65-year-old veteran who was in a wheelchair.
We will update with more details when we have them.