Thick smoke from fires at Elizabeth, NJ waste facilities

0

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.

Fire at Julia Street Waste Management Transfer Station in Elizabeth

Fire at Julia Street Waste Management Transfer Station in Elizabeth (RLS Metro Breaking News)

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.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

Click here to contact an editor about a comment or correction for this story.

9 Things New Jersey Would Rather Ban Than Plastic Bags

Voting for the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2022

These are the nominees for the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2022. They come from all walks of life, spanning generations dating back to colonial times. The nominees span the Arts and Humanities, Business, Performing Arts and Entertainment, Public Service and Sports categories.

Inside Scarlett Johansson’s $1.8 Million Penthouse in New York City

Take a look inside Scarlett Johansson’s longtime New York penthouse, which she sold for $1.8 million.

Share.

Comments are closed.