A large eight-alarm fire broke out at a New Jersey chemical plant.


  • A fire broke out at a chemical plant in New Jersey.
  • Passaic Mayor Hector Lora has urged residents to stay away from areas near the Qualco chemical plant.
  • Lora is also advising nearby residents to close their windows because of the smoke.

A massive fire broke out on Friday night at a chemical plant in Pasay, New Jersey.

On Facebook Live, Passaic Mayor Hector Lora asked residents to stay away from the area near the Qualco chemical plant on Route 21 and 225 Passaic Street next to the Passaic River.

The mayor also asked nearby residents to close their windows due to the amount of smoke.

“Because this is a chemical fire, we are very concerned about the health and safety of the local people,” said Lora.

He said firefighters are also helping to evacuate nearby residents to a safe distance from the fire. Buses and cars are making a detour in this area, and nearby roads are closed.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and no casualties have been reported.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has urged people to stay safe as firefighters put out eight alarm fires. This means several engine companies are responding.

“If you live nearby, keep your windows closed. Pray for the safety of our first responders at the scene,” Murphy said. Twitter.

This story is evolving. Please check for updates again.



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