A huge fire at a Waste Management facility in New Jersey sent thick, black plumes of smoke billowing into the air Tuesday afternoon, and one person remains unaccounted for, according to officials.
The fire at the building on Julia Street in Elizabeth broke out around 2 p.m., and quickly escalated to five alarms, city officials said. Nearby homes were evacuated as the blaze raged, and machinery may have sparked the fire.
No injuries were reported, although the city said that one person was unaccounted for as of 4:30 p.m. Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage said that the fire is expected to last for hours, and won’t likely be put
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