Police & Fire

Devastating Fire at 57 Brook Street in Springfield

Credits: Springfield Fire Department
Credits: Springfield Fire Department
Credits: Springfield Fire Department
Credits: Springfield Fire Department
The day after Credits: Ellen Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On February 21, the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to 57 Brook Street, a single family home that was engulfed in flames. The Fire Department was dispatched at 6:20 p.m. and they were on the scene at 6:23 p.m. The fire was placed under control at 7:20 p.m.  Fire Chief Palumbo stated that “The fire started in the garage, and there is extensive damage to the garage and the rooms above. It is not thought to be of suspicious origin.”

No one was injured in the blaze. The occupants have been put up in a local hotel. Those wishing to help the family in need may send a check to Springfield H.O.P.E. c/o Springfield OEM 200 Mountain Avenue, Springfield NJ 07081. 

The following picture shows the house the day after the fire.  Photo taken by Ellen Dickson

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


Westfield High School Sophomore Dies; Counselors on Hand at School

June 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Carthoris “Carter” Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High School, died Sunday night, according to Westfield Public Schools and a letter sent to parents by Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

“Words cannot convey the grief we feel in the Westfield Public Schools community over the death of Carthoris ‘Carter’ Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High ...

Get Empowered to Help Prevent Suicide

June 9, 2018

Over the past week social media and the news have been filled with stories and articles encouraging people to seek help if they’re in emotional distress. There have been countless articles about the need to break the silence around the topic of mental health and suicide, and I am encouraged by the support people are extending to others.

Often, the death by suicide by prominent ...

Construction Update on Vauxhall Ave. Bridge, Chestnut St. Bridge and Morris Avenue Work

June 19, 2018

UNION, NJ – A CodeRed alert about road construction, the resulting congestion, and what can be expected, was sent to residents Tuesday morning.

The message said the work on these state roads is being performed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.  The message outlined the following work scheduled for June and July:

The Vauxhall Bridge over Route 22.  Work ...

Union County’s Free Summer Arts Concert Series Launches this Friday, June 22

June 19, 2018

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Freeholder Board with an evening of Broadway favorites, beloved opera overtures and more on Friday June 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Attendees are also invited to bring a mat or beach towel and join in a free Union County Get ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, June 23, 10:00 AM

CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties, Morristown

CASA Information Session