UNION, NJ – Union firefighters responded to an alarm at just after 4 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, at 318 Ohio St. in Union.
Mutual aid was provided by surrounding towns including Maplewood, Irvington, Kenilworth, Springfield, and Hillside. The fire was under control by 7 a.m.
Firefighters used multiple lines to get the fire under control, including approaching the fire from Oregon Street behind the home.
According to Union Fire Chief Tom Byrne, upon arrival firefighters found the two-family house engulfed in flames on multiple floors, concentrated on the right side of the building.
There continue to be multiple water lines into the house to control hot spots. Chief Byrne anticipates firefighters to be on site for most of the day to ensure no further flare-ups. Public Service Electric & Gas was on scene to cut power to the adjacent homes.
Two occupants of the home were taken to St. Barnabas Medical Center. Their conditions are unknown, but appear to be non-life threatening.
The cause of the fire is not yet known. The investigation is continuing.