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Police: Man killed in Hopatcong house fire; 2 firefighters injured

First responders arrived to find the house already "fully engulfed in flames with heavy smoke conditions," the borough police department said in a Facebook post.

Jared Grossman

Feb 26, 2024, 5:30 PM

Updated 117 days ago

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A 64-year-old man was found dead following a house fire in Hopatcong, authorities said.
Police identified the victim as Robert Powers.
Hopatcong's 911 dispatch center received a report of a structure fire on Lakeside Avenue early Monday morning. First responders arrived to find the house already "fully engulfed in flames with heavy smoke conditions," the borough police department said in a Facebook post.
Two police officers were treated for smoke inhalation at a hospital and have since been released.
Authorities have not yet said what sparked the fire.


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