Fire at Pool Chemical Company Shuts Down New Jersey's Pulaski Skyway - NBC New York

Fire at Pool Chemical Company Shuts Down New Jersey's Pulaski Skyway

The fire broke out at a plant on Jacobus Avenue in Kearny around 10 p.m. on Friday, officials said

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    Chemical Plant Fire Under Control; Roads Still Closed

    A fire at a pool chemical company in New Jersey sent smoke billowing and shut down a nearby highway. Ken Buffa reports.

    (Published Saturday, May 18, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A fire at a pool chemical company plant in New Jersey sent smoke billowing into the air and shut down a nearby highway

    • The Pulaski Skyway was shut down in both directions after a fire broke out at a plant on Jacobus Avenue in Kearny around 10 p.m. on Friday

    • The smoke could be seen as far away as Bay Ridge and other areas of Brooklyn

    A fire at a pool chemical company plant in New Jersey sent smoke billowing into the air and shut down a nearby highway.

    The Pulaski Skyway was shut down in both directions after a fire broke out at the Alden Leeds chlorine plant on Jacobus Avenue in Kearny around 10 p.m. on Friday, officials said. 

    The highway was still closed as of Saturday morning. 

    The outbound covered roadway of the Holland Tunnel was also temporarily closed as a result of the smoke.

    Fire at Pool Chemical Company Shuts Down NJ Highway

    [NY] Fire at Pool Chemical Company Shuts Down NJ Highway

    The Pulaski Highway was shut down in both directions. A nearby town has encouraged all residents to close their windows.

    (Published Friday, May 17, 2019)

    The smoke could be seen as far away as Bay Ridge and other areas of Brooklyn.

    It wasn't immediately clear what sparked the blaze.

    The Bayonne Office of Emergency Management advised resident to keep their windows closed due to concerns about the fumes spilling out of the plant. 

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