Police & Fire

One Dead in Cranford House Fire Saturday Morning

588a398d63724fb1b84e_879900002c9b9c5a757a_IMG_1385.jpg
A fatal fire tore through a home in the 400 block of Brookside Place early Saturday morning. Credits: TAPinto Cranford
588a398d63724fb1b84e_879900002c9b9c5a757a_IMG_1385.jpg

This story was updated at 12:22 p.m.

CRANFORD, NJ – An elderly woman and her two dogs are dead after a fire early Saturday morning tore through a home on the border of Cranford and Garwood, according to Batallion Chief Andrew Stratton of the Cranford Fire Department.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Sign Up for E-News

The home is located on the 400 block of Brookside Place. No one else was inside the home at that time.

The fire began at approximately 5:50 a.m. in the rear of the home and went through the roof, Stratton said. 

“The fire was extinguished quickly with an aggressive attack on the exterior and interior of the building," Stratton said.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Union County Arsonist Squad, Stratton said.

"As of this point, the cause is undetermined," he said.

As of 9:30 a.m., officials from Cranford, Linden and Union County were still on scene.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Clark

Upcoming Events

Sun, April 22, 9:00 AM

Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim, Cranford

Rummage Sale

Green Home & Garden

Sun, April 22, 1:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Sheep to Shawl Festival

Other

How to Report Potholes in Union County

April 21, 2018

With the winter weather finally winding down, potholes are a frequent issue for drivers. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like you to know there are resources you can use to report them to the proper agency.

"We certainly encourage drivers and commuters to report any pothole they encounter on roads throughout Union County to the responsible authority," said ...

Cranford Man Dies after Wrong-Way Crash on Route 9

April 10, 2018

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – A Cranford man died after his car collided with another vehicle on Route 9 on Sunday.

Thomas McHugh, 88, was driving north in the southbound fast lane on Route 9, where he crashed head-on into another vehicle. On impact, one of the cars caught fire, according to Sgt. Jim Chessere of the Woodbridge Police Department.

 McHugh was taken from the scene to Robert ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 21, 2018

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. At the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...

Obituaries

- Apr 11, 2018
Clark—Carleen Nevargic, 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at her home ...
Read more