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Fire Rips Through Elizabeth Apartment Building, 29 Displaced

A fire ripped through an Elizabeth apartment building Tuesday night, displacing dozens of people
A fire ripped through an Elizabeth apartment building Tuesday night, displacing dozens of people Photo Credit: Robert Petrusky

A fire that went to three alarms broke out at an apartment building Tuesday night in Elizabeth, officials said. 

The fire at 715 Newark Avenue started sometime before 9 p.m. and tore three the three-story structure. It was brought under control a few hours later. 

The Red Cross said it was assisting 19 people from six families who were displaced. Another 10 people had somewhere to stay, the agency also said. 

A city spokeswoman said there were no reported injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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