Authorities said the air quality in the area has been improving, but want to keep displaced residents out of their homes as a “safety precaution.”
Four people were injured — one of whom was missing for hours — after a fire broke out late Monday afternoon at a warehouse reportedly used by a chemical company in Newark.
The fire at the Williamsburg warehouse ignited Saturday. It was still smoldering in spots Thursday morning when de Blasio visited.
Fire officials have received several complaints about a chemical smell in the area but so far an evacuation order has not been issued.
A stubborn warehouse fire made it a tough Saturday for emergency crews in New Jersey.
Albany officials say a big warehouse fire that has been billowing smoke across Interstate 787 and the Hudson River since Friday is too dangerous to fight, and will be allowed to burn itself out over several days.