On March 12, 2004, The Township of Union Fire Department responded at approximately 5 AM to a reported working fire in a 2-story wood frame vacant house on Valley Street in the Vauxhall section of Union.
Upon the arrival of Battalion 2, the Tour Commander, the fully involved house fire had extended to the occupied one-story "Bravo" exposure, and threatening exposure "1 - Bravo," a three story 60 x 60 mixed occupancy wood frame building.
After covering the exposures, Union went to work on the original fire buildings.
Union responded with three engines, one rescue engine, and one truck company. "Valley Street Command" requested two Engines from Union County Mutual Aid that brought in one Engine each from Springfield and Roselle Park. An Urgent - Direct call went out to the neighboring Essex County towns of Millburn for a truck company and Maplewood for one engine, with Irvington supplying an engine for a F.A.S.T. unit.
The fire was brought under control in two hours with no injuries reported.