UNION, NJ – With the Hillside Avenue home engulfed in flames, a woman was rescued from a second-floor window by Union firefighters Sunday night.
Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy fire coming from all floors at the back of the house, said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio. The fire was elevated to three alarms due to the rescue and weather conditions.
Scanio said one victim was pulled from a second-floor window. The unidentified victim sustained burns and was transferred to Saint Barnabas Medical Center. The condition of the victim is not currently known. Another occupant self-extricated from the home, and was transferred to Saint Barnabas for smoke inhalation.
Upon issuance of the second alarm, assistance from Irvington and Maplewood Fire Departments was provided. The third alarm brought assistance from fire departments from Hillside, Kenilworth and Roselle Park.
Scanio said the fire is under investigation.