ELIZABETH — A fire at a waste transfer station sent plumes of thick black smoke into the air visible for miles on Tuesday afternoon.
Smoke could also be smelled miles to the west in Union County.
Flames broke out at the commercial waste management building at 864 Julia Street around 2 p.m., according to City of Elizabeth spokeswoman Ruby Contreras. The area is a mix of warehouses and homes that have been evacuated.
No injuries were reported but one person is missing, Contreras said
Contreras said the fire may have started in machinery inside the waste management facility.
Newark Liberty International Airport said the fire had no impact on operations at the airport.
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