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Firefighters Battle Raging 5-Alarm House Fire in Elizabeth



Walk By: Richard L. Smith 

Elizabeth Firefighters were on the scene of a raging multi-alarm fire that tore through a house in the midtown section of the city. 

Crews rushed to 170 Jacques Street after receiving reports of a house fire around 5:35 p.m. 

Once on the scene, Elizabeth fire officials immediately struck a third alarm for manpower after flames began extending to homes on the left and right sides.   

Multiple lines were stretched as firefighters initiated an exterior attack on the burning structure.   

Officials said the fire reached up to 5-alarms and destroyed three houses with two roof collapses.  Camp

There are no injuries reported at this time and several residents were displaced.  

The fire was placed under control in about an hour and the cause remained under investigation.