NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit Fire Department, along with units from the Berkeley Heights Fire Department, the Union County Arson Squad, as well as Emergency Medical Services personnel, responded to assist the New Providence Volunteer Fire Department and members of the New Providence police in battling a fire that broke out in a two-story structure at 1823 Springfield Avenue in New Providence.
No one was seriously injured in the blaze that began at approximately 2:30 a.m. March 5, and which caused significant damage to the upper floor of the building.
All occupants escaped the fire, and no serious injuries were reported. One person was treated at the scene, but no one was transported to a hospital.
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Union County Mutual Aid mutual aid sent "two engines and a ladder to the firehouse to cover the town," said New Providence 1st Deputy Fire Chief Joseph Parlapiano. The Red Cross also responded to the scene to help the family.
"The fire started on second floor and was held there," said Parlapiano, who added that, even though the fire was limited to the second floor, the house cannot be lived in at this time.
The origin of the fire has not been determined, but is not considered suspicious.