Published time: 31 Jan, 2019 02:23 Edited time: 31 Jan, 2019 02:28
An 8-alarm fire broke out at a Marcal paper factory in New Jersey, engulfing multiple buildings and producing a plume of smoke visible on weather radar as firefighters’ work was complicated by freezing weather.
The massive Elmwood Park blaze quickly spread to multiple buildings, threatening homes and businesses as first responders wrestled with weather-induced complications ranging from frozen pipes to water freezing on their skin.
The fire reportedly began around 5pm in the factory, which manufactures toilet paper, tissues, and paper towels. While no injuries have been reported, embers from the inferno are being blown far and wide by polar vortex winds, endangering the factory’s neighbors.
Grateful to all our first responders bracing the cold to fight a seven-alarm fire in Elmwood Park tonight. New Jersey is grateful for your service. https://t.co/Hld7DHcEZn
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) January 31, 2019
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Source : RT