Authorities in Hudson County are investigating an incident where a person was found critically burned at a location in Harrison overnight.
According to reports, firefighters were called to the 500 block of Davis Avenue after receiving several calls of a brush fire near the West Hudson Park at around 11:15 p.m.
Fire crews arrived and swiftly extinguished the blaze but then reportedly found a conscious man sitting on a mattress suffering from burns on his hands at that location.
EMS were called to the scene for the victim whose injuries were only reported as “life threatening” reports said.
Unspecified circumstances behind the fire led authorities to believe that the fire was intentionally set but are continuing their investigation.
There were no immediate reports of arrests made.