UNION, NJ – Union firefighters responded to a fire on Montclair Ave. Thursday morning at 11:00.

According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, the two alarm fire brought mutual aid companies from Elizabeth and Cranford fire departments for assistance.  Firefighters found a working fire on the first floor, venting out of the windows.

The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes and after searches of all floors it was determined no one was in the house at the time, according to Scanio.  Overcome by the heat, one firefighter was transported to the hospital. The fire remains under investigation, but does not appear suspicious.

Additional mutual aid companies provided coverage for Union while the Union fire department operated at the scene.