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.
“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.