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Fire Destroys House in Union Township; Crash Causes Car to Rollover

Union Township (Union)

Union Township Fire Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a house this afternoon. 

Officials said at 12:47 p.m. today, crews responded to a signal 11 at 1964 Williams St for a report of a deck on fire.


Upon arrival, firefighters confirmed a structure fire, with fire in the rear of the house extending into the first and second floors.

Crews utilized four hand lines to extinguish the fire and had to call a mutual aid Engine and Truck to the scene due to the extended amount of overhaul needed.

According to fire officials, The Red Cross was called to relocate seven residents. A cover assignment was called.

During the incident, Springfield Engine responded to RT78 for a crash with injuries.

Roselle Truck, Linden Engine, and Hillside Engine responded in front of Kean University on Morris Ave for a crash with a rollover.