UNION, NJ – A Township of Union police officer was sent to Overlook Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation responding to a two alarm Easter day fire just after 1:30 p.m. at 24 Farrington Street in the Vauxhall section of Union. The officer was treated and released.
Mutual aid from nearby Maplewood, Springfield and Millburn fire departments was provided. Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio said the cause of the fire is still unknown. He said the residents were not home at the time of the fire, but they were not injured. The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes. Scanio added that no firefighters were injured.
The residence appears to be a one-family structure and the fire looks to have been towards the back of the home. Chief Scanio said it appears that the home will be considered uninhabitable.
Union police officer was transported to Overlook Hospital for smoke inhalation and has since been released.