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UPDATE: One Victim Found After Five-Alarm Fire in Elizabeth

By kbm0423 on

Elizabeth officials have confirmed one person has died as a result of the five-alarm fire that broke out at a transfer station in the city.

City officials said a body was found in the building after a search. 

The victim's identity has not been confirmed, but it is assumed that the person is an employee who was the unaccounted for individual. 

Fire departments arrived at the transfer station at 864 Julia Street at approximately 2:50 p.m. yesterday afternoon to find heavy flames and smoke billowing from the building. 

According to officials, homes in the immediate area were evacuated as a precaution. 

City officials said that it is believed that the origin of the fire was a piece of machinery in the building.

No other injuries have been reported at this time.