Fire rages at Elizabeth garden apartments

InsideOut SCOOP: A fire at an Elizabeth garden apartment complex went to three alarms early this evening but was brought under control within 45 minutes.

No major injuries were reported in the blaze at 59 Cherry Street, which broke out just after 4:30. However, at least one was being checked for high blood pressure, Deputy Fire Chief Donald Peterson said.

Officials suspect the blaze began in a vacant apartment were work was being done, Peterson said, adding that the fire had been ruled accidental.

Two of the 23 units were vacant, Superintendent Rogelio Ramos said.

Peterson said that authorities were assessing the building to determine whether it’s safe.

A portion might be reopened at some point, but that hadn’t been determined. Power to the affected units was knocked out.

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