Fire breaks out at Kearny chlorine plant for 3rd time in 2 months

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A fire has sparked at the Alden Leeds Corporation chlorine plant for the third time in two months.

The fire started around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday at the plant on Jacobus Avenue. It appeared to have been extinguished about an hour later.

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Authorities have not released much information about the fire. It was unclear if anyone was hurt.

The plant previously had a fire on May 17. The fire forced the closure of the Pulaski Skyway for a day. People who lived near the plant were told to keep their doors and windows closed due to the potentially dangerous fumes.

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