Omaha residents urged to evacuate after chemical fire

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Authorities in Omaha urged some residents to evacuate on Monday after a fire at a chemical plant sent clouds of black smoke over the city, officials said.

The fire started shortly before 7 p.m. at a plant owned by Nox-Crete, a Nebraska-based company that makes chemicals, said Omaha Fire Department battalion chief Scott Fitzpatrick.

No injuries were reported immediately. However, authorities urged people living near the plant in Nox-Crete, located south of downtown Omaha, to evacuate on Monday evening as smoke from the fire threatened to blow over a residential area, it said. said Chief Fitzpatrick.

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“We don’t know exactly what’s in there, but we do know there are chemicals burning,” he said, adding that around 50 firefighters were still battling the blaze late. Monday evening.

Nox-Crete did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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