News sources reported a large fire at a chemical plant in the US state of New Jersey.

Iran PressAmerica: The fire began Friday night inside a warehouse called QualCo Incorporated. A huge fireball lit up the night sky in Passaic, just west of Manhattan, followed by a toxic cloud of smoke, according to CBS New York.

The burning chemicals inside could be seen and smelled miles away along Route 21.

The fire was prevented from reaching the main chemical plant, which could have endangered the densely populated New York City suburbs of New Jersey.

The fire chief said one firefighter was transported to a local hospital after getting hit in the face by debris. 219