A big chemical hearth burned by means of the night time and into Saturday morning in northern New Jersey, its smoke so heavy that it was detected on climate radar and seen and smelled in neighboring New York City.
The hearth at Majestic Industries and the Qualco chemical plant in Passaic unfold to a number of buildings and threatened their collapse, officers stated.
Water from firefighter hoses froze in chilly climate and made the surroundings slick and dangerous for responders.
The hearth was in buildings housing plastics, pallets and chlorine, officers instructed NorthJersey.com.
“There have been bad fires, but this is the worst that I’ve ever seen,” Passaic Mayor Hector Lora stated.
Residents close to the blaze have been suggested to shut their home windows however weren’t required to evacuate.
One firefighter was taken to a hospital after being struck by particles, officers stated. He was doing properly, although different firefighters slipped and fell within the slick circumstances, officers stated.
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