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Firefighters Extinguish Two-Alarm Fire in Elizabeth

By rlsmetro on

Elizabeth Firefighters battled a fast-moving fire that destroyed a house in a section of the city on Thursday night. 

According to fire officials, at approximately 11:30 p.m, firefighters were called to the 100 block of Westfield Avenue to investigate reports of a fire at that location. 

Firefighters arrived at the scene and found heavy flames tearing through the top floor of a two-story wood-framed house with heavy smoke throughout the structure. 

Crews stretched multiple lines to get water on the flames, while fire officials struck a second alarm for manpower after flames began to extend to a nearby home. 

At approximately 12;45 a.m., the fire was declared under control with no serious injuries reported. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.