Officials: Body found following waste management facility fire in Elizabeth
Officials have announced a body has been located in the rubble following a trash facility fire Tuesday in Elizabeth.
According to city officials, the fire may have been sparked by machinery at the site, leading to the collapse of the building itself.
Officials say the fire began at Waste Management's Julia Street transfer station around 2 p.m. Large plumes of black smoke could be seen for miles.
Since it’s a transfer station, garbage trucks bring the garbage there and then it is taken to a landfill.
A couple of dozen workers were inside when the fire started. They say they heard a pop and then a warning of fire over the radio.
Surrounding homes were evacuated. News 12 is told the building is a complete loss.