A fire tore through 1151 Corrine Terrace in Mountainside this afternoon, badly damaging the basement and other areas of the home.
A resident who lives across from 1151 contacted police at noon on Friday to report the fire. When Police first arrived on scene they saw large amounts of smoke pouring out from the roof of the home, according to Mountainside Police Captain Richard Osieja.
“The house has sustained extensive damage and it appears the fire started in the basement area,” Osieja said.
In addition to the Mountainside Fire Department’s efforts to battle the fire, departments from Linden, Springfield, Summit, Westfield, Roselle, Plainfield and Berkeley Heights also responded to the call to provide assistance, according to Osieja.
Once the fire was under control, the Mountainside Fire Department left the scene at 2:30 p.m., Osieja said.
According to Mountainside Fire Chief Watson there were two residents in the home when the fire broke out, but they were able to get out safely. No residents or firefighters were hurt during the fire, he said.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Osieja said. Watson added that the the Union County Arson Unit is also investigating the cause.