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Chemical fire breaks out at Passaic, New Jersey warehouse


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PASSAIC, New Jersey (WABC) — A massive chemical fire in New Jersey is sending plumes of smoke through the air.

The eight-alarm fire broke out Friday night at the Qualco warehouse on 2 Canal Street in Passaic.

Firefighters on scene are dealing with severe water issues due to a lack of water pressure from the hydrants.

Mayor Hector Lora is asking all Passaic residents to keep their windows closed and to stay inside because it is a dangerous chemical fire.

He says streets are blocked off from Passaic St. from 1st St. past Columbia Ave all the way up to Main Ave and that fire departments are making sure people are evacuated from the immediate area.

There is no word yet on any injuries.

According to its website, Qualco provides pool and spa water treatment products.

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