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Firefighters Battled Late-Night House Fire in Elizabeth


Elizabeth Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire that tore through a house in a section of the city Monday night. 

Firefighters were dispatched to the 500 block of West End Avenue, near the Elizabeth fire headquarters,  to investigate reports of a house fire around  10:57 p.m. 

Upon arrival, crews found heavy flames coming from the second-floor windows of a two-story wood-framed house. 

Crews stretched several lines while they swiftly knocked down fire that began extending to neighboring homes. 

According to officials, firefighters searched the building for trapped and injured occupants, returning negative. One firefighter suffered minor injuries while fighting the fire. 

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.