NJ trash facility blaze prompts evacuations; 1 sought

NJ trash facility blaze prompts evacuations; 1 sought

A fireplace at a New Jersey trash facility prompted evacuation of houses and left one particular person unaccounted for, authorities mentioned.

Officers in Elizabeth mentioned the blaze at Waste Administration’s Julia Road switch station was reported at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Metropolis public info officer Ruby Contreras mentioned surrounding houses have been evacuated and whereas no accidents had been reported, there was one one that had not been accounted for.

Contreras mentioned the blaze might have been sparked by equipment on the website, and it was anticipated to be “ongoing effectively via the evening.”

The hearth was burning south of Newark Liberty Worldwide Airport, however airport operations weren’t impacted, in response to the airport’s Twitter account, NJ.com reported.

One particular person continues to be unaccounted for from the hearth. FOX5NY

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