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Firefighter hospitalized battling Acton house fire

ACTON (WGME) -- One firefighter is hospitalized and a man is left without a place to stay after a fire rips through a home in Acton Friday morning.

Firefighters from 7 surrounding departments came to battle the blaze that broke out around 6:45 Friday morning at a home on Hopper Road.

The Acton assistant fire chief tells us the homeowner was at a friends house when the fire started. 

Fire investigators were on the scene trying to identify a cause.

The Acton assistant fire chief tells us this is the first fire in Acton this winter. He says his volunteers have been helping fight fires in other municipalities and he says this winter has been tough. 

One firefighter was hospitalized for smoke inhalation. We are told that is a routine precaution and we are also told he is doing well.