On September 19th 2022, Cedar Grove Firefighters provided coverage for the South Essex Fire Department in Maplewood while they were called to battled a general alarm fire in Irvington.
Firefighters have responded to a number of fires in the township recently. Most were extinguished quickly. Assistance of surrounding towns was used. Although there has been extensive property damage, most importantly no injuries have been reported. The causes are under investigation, and appear to be random, including lightening and accidental.