Fire near New Jersey chemical plant spreads thick smoke

Fire near New Jersey chemical plant spreads thick smoke
New Jersey chemical plant fire spreads thick smoke

A large chemical fire burned through the night and into Saturday morning in northern ニュージャージー its smoke so heavy that it was detected on weather radar and seen and smelled in neighboring ニューヨーク市

The fire at Majestic Industries and the Qualco chemical plant in Passaic spread to multiple buildings and threatened their collapse, 当局者は言った.

from firefighter hoses froze in cold weather and made the environment slick and hazardous for responders.

The fire was in buildings housing plastics, pallets and chlorine, officials told

“There have been bad fires, but this is the worst that I’ve ever seen,” Passaic Mayor Hector Lora said.

Residents near the blaze were advised to close their windows but were not required to evacuate.

One firefighter was taken to a hospital after being struck by debris, 当局者は言った. He was doing well, though other firefighters slipped and fell in the slick conditions, 当局者は言った.


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