Video: Major fire breaks out at chemical plant in New Jersey and locals are asked to close their windows
15 ene 2022 03:43 GMT
The fire caused the closure of a road near the factory, which is located in the city of Passaic.
A massive fire was recorded Friday at a chemical plant in the US city of Passaic, New Jersey.
American media they reported The flames erupted in a three-story warehouse and originated in the facilities of Majestic Industries, which manufactures furniture for casinos and bingo halls. The place is also connected to a warehouse that produces chlorine and also Just Which was consumed by the fire, as more than 45 thousand kilograms of the chemical caught fire.
According to the emergency firefighters, the main building where the fire broke out collapsed. Basic Fire Chief Patrick Trentakost precise About 200 firefighters from Essex, Bergen and Passaic counties were trying to deal with the flames. “This is by no means under control, but we are doing everything we can to contain it,” he said.
The latest from a chemical warehouse fire in Passaic. The mayor told me no injuries were reported. Two big chemical companies are on fire. One makes chlorine. Once again, residents asked to keep their windows closed. Tweet embedpic.twitter.com/HWZOZsZwwj
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Governor Phil Murphy addressed local residents, telling them to stay out of the affected area and close their windows. For his part, the city’s mayor, Hector Laura, expressed his concern about the spread of police, firefighters and emergency officers in the affected area, where it was a chemical fire.
“There are a lot of firefighters and many police officers who are dedicated to ensuring that people are evacuated from the vicinity,” Laura said. “Because this is a chemical fire, we are extremely concerned about the health and safety of people in the area,” he added.
The fire closed a road near the factory.
Currently, no deaths have been reported from this event, but one firefighter is known to have been treated for minor injuries. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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