Police & Fire

Berkeley Heights House Fire Draws Response by Police, Fire Department and Rescue Squad

Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department responded to fire on Garfield Street on Monday, along with mutual aid from Stirling, Watchung, Chatham Twp, and Summit. Credits: Bobbie Peer

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Fire Department was dispatched Monday afternoon to a house fire on Garfield Street in Berkeley Heights.

The small contents fire was confined to one room on the first floor, said Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins.  "A Berkeley Heights Police Department patrolman was able to knock the fire down with a fire extinguisher because the exterior door to the room was open."

Berkeley Heights Fire Department extinguished remaining fire and searched the home for any potential victims. The incident commander was Chief Anthony Padovano.  

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Mutual aid from Stirling, Watchung, Chatham Township and Summit responded to the scene. Union County Fire Mutual Aid handled the cover assignment at Fire Head Quarters which included New Providence Ladder, Westfield Engine and Springfield Engine.

"Union County Mutual Aid is extremely valuable resource because they cover the Township in the event another emergency, as well as having our 2nd alarm already staged in the Township in case it is needed," said Hopkins.

A resident was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation by the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad. A Berkeley Heights EMT crew remained at the scene with the second ambulance for firefighter rehabilitation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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