Three children and an adult were killed after a fire broke out on Elizabeth Avenue in Elizabeth. The call came in shortly before 1800 and when firefighters arrived on scene, they found heavy smoke pushing from a first floor of a commercial property. The fire trapped several people on the second floor. Fire units were hindered by window bars as well as heavy rush hour traffic in the area. Several victims were removed from the structure and brought to area hospitals where they were pronounced dead or labeled as being in critical condition.

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