Chemical Fire Causes Odor in the Area
The odor is expected to dissipate over the next several hours.
A chemical fire that burned overnight in Bristol, Pa. has caused a smell in the area, according to a statement release by Cranbury Township Wednesday afternoon.
There have been reports of the odor in the Cranbury-East Windsor-Hightstown area.
ABC reported the fire at Dow Chemical's Rohm and Haas plant started after a lightning bolt struck two storage tanks containing Ethyl Acrylate and Butyl Acrylate at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. The blaze was upgraded to three-alarm, as crews from Pennsylvania and New Jersey battled the fire through the morning.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services are monitoring the incident, according to a statement from Cranbury Township. The odor is expected to dissipate over the next several hours and there is no health impact in New Jersey.
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