1 dead, police officer hurt in NJ trailer park fire

New Jersey news from Eyewitness News

April 28, 2013 9:24:40 AM PDT
One resident was killed and a police officer was hospitalized after a fire broke out at a central New Jersey trailer park.

Howell Township police tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/ZHikjj) that the fire started shortly before 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Oak Hill Trailer Park. But witnesses say firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze.

The person who lived in the trailer where the fire occurred was pronounced dead at the scene, but further details were not disclosed. No other park residents were injured.

Howell police officer John Lopez suffered smoke inhalation and was being treated at a hospital, but he was expected to fully recover.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.