Huge Fire Burns in Passaic, New Jersey

A large fire burning in an industrial area of Passaic, New Jersey, sent huge flames and smoke plumes skyward on the evening of Friday, January 14.

The city’s mayor, Hector Lora, said said the fire was burning at a Qualco chemical plant on Passaic Street and in nearby areas. Residents in the immediate vicinity of the fire were evacuated, said Lora, while others were urged to stay indoors and keep their windows closed, as firefighters battled the blaze.

This footage, filmed by Twitter user @RichardCalle_, shows massive flames near traffic on Route 21. Credit: @RichardCalle_ via Storyful

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