Elizabeth, NJ brush fire near Newark Airport – NBC New York

Firefighters are on the scene of a brush fire burning in Elizabeth, New Jersey close to Newark Airport.

The smoke from the fire is leading to traffic backups on the New Jersey Turnpike.

A number of telephone poles in the path of the fire could be seen smoking, even as crews started to get a handle on it. A nearby car fire has been cleared.

The fire is not impacting flight operations at the airport, according to the Port Authority.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

A brush fire is burning in New Jersey close to Newark Airport.

This is a breaking story. Check back for developments.

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