UNION, NJ – Several people suffered from smoke inhalation during a two-alarm fire on Hadfield Avenue early Sunday morning.
According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, firefighters responded to the fire at the large garden apartment complex at just after midnight on Sunday. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke and fire coming from the basement, exposing the four apartments above. Residents had self-evacuated, but firefighters rescued two dogs still inside. The fire was brought under control in about an hour.
Those suffering from smoke inhalation were treated on the scene. The two-alarm fire brought additional resources to the scene due to the potential for a large hazard, Scanio said. No firefighters were injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.