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PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — A fire near a New Jersey chemical plant with flames and smoke visible for miles in the night sky Friday has spread to multiple buildings in the complex, threatening to reach the plant’s chemical storage area, authorities said.

Passaic Mayor Hector Lora told residents in a video posted on Facebook to stay away from the area and keep their windows closed.

Lora said firefighters were still assessing the situation. There were no initial reports of loss of life, he said.

New York City Emergency Management sent a notification Friday night saying residents might see or smell smoke from the fire.

The Qualco Inc. plant is about 13 miles (21 kilometers) west of Manhattan. It produces chemicals used to treat pools and spas, according to its website. It is next to Majestic Industries, a designer and manufacturer of gaming and hospitality furniture, Lora said.

It’s unclear where the fire originated or how it started.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted about the fire, echoing calls for people who live near it to keep their windows closed.

“We urge everyone in Passaic to stay safe as firefighters battle a large eight-alarm fire at a chemical plant off of Route 21,” Murphy wrote. “Praying for the safety of our first responders on the scene.”

https://apnews.com/article/business-fires-new-jersey-evacuations-61e5d66693f2b2b6ca2a54ce890d0f79
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>>990632
sus
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>>990632

ohh my goash! can you post some muricans burning here?
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>>990632
they should build a tram
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>>990740
firefighters saved the day, pack it up fampai
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>>990632
Burning toxic chemical fumes would make New Jersey smell better.



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