UNION, NJ – Union firefighters responded to 980 Apgar Court for a reported house fire at approximately 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night.

According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, firefighters arrived to find a fire consuming a rear deck, extending to the house. The homeowner was outside as firefighters arrived and said no none was inside.

The outside rear of the home sustained significant damage but, “aggressive work by the firefighters kept the fire from causing significant damage to the interior,” said Scanio.