At approximately 2:00 a.m. the Scotch Plains Police responded to a report of a house fire at 1962 Mountain Avenue.
At around 2:20 a.m. the fire was noted to be in the rear of the structure and then extended into the attic.
Sargent Michael Tardi, Officer Brian Cheney and Officer Christian Ostrowski arrived at the scene and observed residents on the roof.
The officers used a ladder to rescue several people off of the roof.
Officer Ostrowski was taken to Overlook Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. He was treated and then released.
The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation by the Scotch Plains Fire department.