200 firefighters are battling a fire at a chemical plant in New Jersey, where explosions are ripping through the collapsing structure.


A huge 11-alarm fire has erupted in a New Jersey chemical plant, requiring the assistance of over 200 firefighters.

After a massive fire broke out in Passaic, New Jersey at around 8.30 p.m. on Friday, residents were evacuated and one firefighter was injured.


The fire started in a warehouse at 225 Passaic Avenue and quickly spread to several nearby structures, including the Qualco chemical plant.

“There have been bad fires before, but this is the worst I’ve ever seen,” Mayor Hector Lora said on Facebook Live.

According to fire officials, at least one firefighter was hurt and taken to the hospital after being struck in the head by falling debris.

More to follow…

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