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Evacuations, order to close windows near fire in chemical plant

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PASSAIC, NJ – A fire at a New Jersey chemical plant with flames and smoke visible for miles in the night sky on Friday has spread to multiple buildings, threatening to reach the chemical storage area from the plant, authorities said.

Passaic Mayor Hector Lora told Northjersey.com that explosions and small explosions in the Qualco Inc. fire indicated it was getting closer to chemicals as residents were evacuated from surrounding areas and told to keep their windows closed in at least one neighboring municipality. .

“It’s a chemical fire. You’ll see the color in the sky,” Lora told the outlet.

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

Qualco produces chemicals used to treat pools and spas, according to its website.

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