Chemical plant in Omaha fire: Some residents urged to evacuate

Fire at the Nox-Crete chemical plant in the south of Center Omaha reportedly just until 19:00, city fire department said. A huge flame devoured a part of in building sending columns of dark smoke in the airvideo that evening from the CNN affiliate showed KETV.

Firefighters recommend evacuation for people living between South 13th and South 20th Streets and Leavenworth and Martha Streets “due to explosions and smoke from fire” city fire Battalion commander Scott Fitzpatrick told CNN late on Monday evening.

Nox-Crete manufactures chemical products for help with specific workaccording to the company website. CNN attempts to contact Nox-Crete for comment were not immediately successful.

Crews continued to fight fire early on Tuesday morning the video from KETV was shown. There were no reports of injuries of late Monday night, Fitzpatrick said. fire pierced the roof, “causing structural instability in the walls,” the Omaha Fire Department said. in a news release.

firex cause was not immediately known, the department said.

People who evacuees could go to the Columbus community center in Omaha if they need a place take cover,” the ministry said in a statement.



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