A South Orange firefighter was treated for minor injuries incurred while fighting a fire at a home on Warren Court on Friday night.
In responding to a 911 call that was received around 9:40 p.m., South Orange firefighters forced entry into the home which was unoccupied at the time and attacked the fire which had spread by then from the first floor to the second floor.
Mutual aid engine companies from the Orange Fire Department and Maplewood Fire Department assisted with suppression and overhauling activities. According to a release from the South Orange Fire Department, “due to an aggressive interior attack by all firefighters, this fire was contained and extinguished without further extension” and was declared under control at 11:02 p.m.
The injured firefighter was treated at the scene by the South Orange Volunteer Rescue Squad and transported to Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ where he was treated and released.
Fire Investigators from the South Orange Fire Department determined the cause of the fire to be related to combustible materials in close proximity to an operating heat producing device in the home and is classified as accidental in nature.
Due to extreme temperatures, the South Orange Department of Public Works also assisted this emergency incident in applying rock salt to the scene to combat icy and slippery conditions all around.