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.