On Thursday, October 17th, the Roselle Park Fire Department (RPFD) responded to a fire at Krahnert Brothers on West Westfield Avenue. Initially, the Roselle Park Police Department responded to a burglar alarm when a window broke on the right side of the building due to the fire inside the business. The fire alarm was called in at 10:44 p.m. with RPFD as well as the fire departments of Kenilworth and Roselle arriving at the scene. Clark, Garwood, and Scotch Plains covered the RPFD fire houses in the event another call came in during this time. At this time, it is believed that the cause of the fire was electrical/accidental in nature. The fire took about 20 minutes to bring under control and RPFD was on the scene for about 2½ hours.
“I am proud of the guys on the Fire Department. They did an awesome job, “Roselle Park Fire Chief Joseph Signorello commented, “Nice job also goes out to RPPD for responding to a burglar alarm and recognized it was working fire. Thanks to Kenilworth, Roselle Fire Departments, Roselle Park First Aid Squad, and Union County Fire Mutual Aid. It is rewarding to hear from the owners of the businesses to tell you the next day ‘I love you guys’. Everyone did a fine job.”
The fire did not affect Krahnert Brothers severely and it is currently open for business.