Firefighters from neighboring cities have been pulled to the scene of the incident.

A chemical plant in the city of Passaic (New Jersey) is on fire, clouds of black smoke are visible above the scene. This was reported by NBC.

According to him, the fire occurred on Friday evening, firefighters from neighboring cities were pulled to the scene. “While evacuation is not required, we ask all local residents to close their windows and stay away from the scene,” said the mayor of the city, Hector Lora, on his Facebook page.

Nearby streets and highways are blocked. Information about possible victims has not yet been provided.