Drone footage shows before and after look at damage caused by fire at Nebraska chemical plant

  • Source: KETV ABC 7 Omaha
  • Published: 06/01/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEOS: A fire at a chemical production plant in downtown Omaha burned Monday night into Tuesday morning. KETV NewsWatch 7 drone footage and Google Earth images show the damage to the Nox Crete facility, located near 20th and Center streets. The first call for help at the facility came at 6:53 p.m., according to Battalion Chief Scott Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick said firefighters first struggled to access the fire, then realized it was bigger than they thought. Fire crews pulled back, knowing there were chemicals and large propane bottles on site. Explosions could be seen between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. as part of the building collapsed and ruptured the propane containers. Fitzpatrick said projectiles were flying 50 feet in the air. Nox Crete manufactures a variety of products, including form coating and deactivator, liquid floor hardeners, joint fillers, curing and sealing compounds and water repellents, according to its website.


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