Large Fire Burns at New Jersey Chemical Plant

A large fire at a Passaic, N.J., chemical plant continued to burn Saturday morning, as more than 200 firefighters battled to keep the flames away from chlorine stored at the facility

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1/15/2022 9:15:00 PM

A large fire at a Passaic, N.J., chemical plant continued to burn Saturday morning, as more than 200 firefighters battled to keep the flames away from chlorine stored at the facility

A large fire at a Passaic, N.J., chemical plant continued to burn Saturday morning, as more than 200 firefighters battled to keep the flames away from chlorine stored at the facility.

Jan. 15, 2022 12:30 pm ETA large fire at a New Jersey chemical plant continued to burn Saturday morning, as more than 200 firefighters battled to keep the flames away from chlorine stored at the facility.The fire broke out at the Passaic, N.J., plant shortly after 8 p.m. Friday following explosive noises, and it became an 11-alarm fire within a few hours, Mayor Hector Carlos Lora said.

Flames reached around 100,000 pounds of chlorine pellets, prompting a reverse-911 call to surrounding residents urging them to keep their windows closed.By Saturday morning, the fire had been downgraded to a four-alarm blaze, Mr. Lora said. Passaic’s fire chief, Patrick Trentacost, told NJ Advance Media that the fire was under control, but “stubborn.”

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Massive 10-Alarm Fire Breaks Out at NJ Chemical Plant, Residents Asked to Avoid AreaA huge fire broke out at a New Jersey chemical plant Friday evening, sending massive plumes of black smoke billowing into the air.

Massive 11-Alarm Fire Breaks Out at NJ Chemical Plant, Residents Asked to Avoid AreaA huge fire broke out at a New Jersey chemical plant Friday evening, sending massive plumes of black smoke billowing into the air. Which plant?

11-alarm chemical fire forces evacuations in New Jersey, smoke reaches New York City'We are asking all residents to stay as far away as possible,' the mayor of Passaic, New Jersey said. I just got another payout of R6Ok. can't just believe this, because I have lost so much in Bitcoin investment with several people, took a lot of loan until I was introduced to this great account manager who helped me recovered all my lost. thank you so much 🥰 MichaelWeldon_ oh fuck I have never heard of an 11 alarm fire! that’s just ungodly. “No injuries or fatalities” reported right now but there will be from toxic fumes it’s called an involuntary uptake exactly what Covid is— people will die, probably from cancers smoking a cigarette is a voluntary uptake

Fire near New Jersey chemical plant spreads thick smokeA large chemical fire burned through the night and into Saturday morning in northern New Jersey, its smoke so heavy that it was detected on weather radar and seen and smelled in neighboring New York City. The fire at Majestic Industries and the Qualco chemical plant in Passaic spread to multiple buildings and threatened their collapse, officials said. Water from firefighter hoses froze in cold weather and made the environment slick and hazardous for responders.

Fire near New Jersey chemical plant spreads thick smoke | AP NewsPASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — A large chemical fire burned through the night and into Saturday morning in northern New Jersey, its smoke so heavy that it was detected on weather radar and seen and smelled in neighboring New York City. Cool Your individual carbon footprint is a joke compared this this kind of bullshit. A QVC warehouse burned down in North Carolina last month, also detected on weather radar… but it didn’t make AP news.

New Jersey Residents Evacuated As 6-Alarm Fire Rages At Chemical PlantOfficials fear toxic gases as the blaze spreads to multiple buildings at the Passaic plant. cc: GeronimoBPM 😱 2022 be like The best way to deal with this is to LOCK DOWN the populace until we can get the pharmaceutical companies to come up with a vaccine to protect the vulnerable from the gasses. In the meantime, we will need to declare and emergency and suspend human rights.

konrad.putzier@wsj.com Jan. 15, 2022 12:30 pm ET A large fire at a New Jersey chemical plant continued to burn Saturday morning, as more than 200 firefighters battled to keep the flames away from chlorine stored at the facility. The fire broke out at the Passaic, N.J., plant shortly after 8 p.m. Friday following explosive noises, and it became an 11-alarm fire within a few hours, Mayor Hector Carlos Lora said. Flames reached around 100,000 pounds of chlorine pellets, prompting a reverse-911 call to surrounding residents urging them to keep their windows closed. By Saturday morning, the fire had been downgraded to a four-alarm blaze, Mr. Lora said. Passaic’s fire chief, Patrick Trentacost, told NJ Advance Media that the fire was under control, but “stubborn.” The cause of the blaze is unknown, Mr. Lora said. No deaths have been reported. Strong winds overnight kept the flames away from the main part of the plant, which contains most of the chlorine, Mr. Lora said. “The wind was very much a friend to us last night,” he said. “This morning it isn’t necessarily our best friend. It becomes a challenge as it feeds the fire that we’re trying to put out.” Were flames to reach the chlorine in the main part of the plant, toxic fumes could force firefighters to leave the scene and nearby residents to evacuate, Mr. Lora said. The plant sits across the street from Speer Village, a 900-family public-housing complex. One firefighter was hospitalized with an eye injury, and at least 17 others were treated on the scene after slipping or suffering from exhaustion, according to Mr. Lora. Icy temperatures are causing water from the fire hoses to freeze on the ground, leading to slippery surfaces, he said. Qualco Inc., the operator of the plant, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. The fire also reached a neighboring furniture maker, Mr. Lora said. In , New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy called on nearby residents to keep their windows closed. “We urge everyone in Passaic to stay safe,” he wrote. Write to