Chemical fire breaks out at Passaic, New Jersey warehouse

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

The 11-alarm fire broke out just before 9 p.m. at the Majestic Industries warehouse on Passaic Street.

The company manufactures gaming and hospitality furniture for casinos and bingo halls and is connected to a chlorine manufacturer. Officials say the main chlorine plant is not affected by the fire.

According to firefighters, the main building where the fire broke out has partially collapsed.

Mayor Hector Lora is asking all Passaic residents to keep their windows closed and stay indoors as this is a dangerous fire.

Lora says the streets are blocked from Passaic St. from 1st St. to Columbia Ave to Main Ave. Officials say surrounding buildings do not need to be evacuated.

Eleven ladder companies, 32 engines and 200 firefighters from Passaic, Bergen and Essex counties were on the scene trying to bring the blaze under control Friday night. Authorities are trying to get firefighters to the scene.

A firefighter was treated at an area hospital for minor injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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