ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A fire at a New Jersey trash facility Tuesday prompted the evacuation of homes and left one person unaccounted for, authorities said.

Officials in Elizabeth said the blaze at Waste Management’s Julia Street transfer station was reported at about 2 p.m.

Surrounding homes were evacuated due to the potentially noxious smoke that was billowing in the air. While no injuries were reported, there is one Waste Management employee who has not been accounted for, according to city public information officer Ruby Contreras.

Contreras said the blaze may have been sparked by machinery at the site, and it was expected to be “ongoing well through the night.”

Flights at nearby Newark Liberty International Airport were not impacted by the fire.