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New Jersey chemical plant fire sends fumes over Pulaski Skyway


Added 05-18-19 07:18:01am EST - “A chemical plant fire in New Jersey sent noxious smoke billowing into the air near Newark ?" and officials urged residents to shut their windows to avoid the smoke. The fire broke out at the plant d?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “New Jersey chemical plant fire sends fumes over Pulaski Skyway”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A chemical plant fire in New Jersey sent noxious smoke billowing into the air near Newark — and officials urged residents to shut their windows to avoid the smoke.

The fire broke out at the plant directly underneath the Pulaski Skyway in South Kearny soon after 11 p.m., authorities said. It continued to burn into Saturday morning.

The smoke was so thick that the NYC Office of Emergency Management warned New Yorkers in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island may see or smell the smoke.

The Skyway was closed in both directions into Saturday morning, with  emergency responders helping stranded drivers on the bridge, ABC reported.

“[Newark Public Safety Director Anthony] Ambrose recommends that people in impacted areas keep windows and doors shut and stay inside,” the Newark Department of Public Safety wrote on Facebook.

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