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Nebraska factory fire: Major blaze engulfs Omaha chemical facility, residents told to evacuate

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A massive three-alarm fire was sparked at a chemical company near downtown Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday night.

The fire and smoke was so intense that people living in neighborhoods nearby had to be evacuated. Thick black smoke billowing from the building could be seen miles away. 

An Omaha chemical business caught fire on Monday evening sending thick black smoke and flames billowing into the air.

An Omaha chemical business caught fire on Monday evening sending thick black smoke and flames billowing into the air.
(Twitter/Omaha Fire Department)

Video posted online also showed massive flames roaring from the building as firefighters and first responders worked to get the blaze under control.

Explosions could be heard coming from the building due to propane tanks and other chemicals burning inside the Nox-Crete faculty that is located on South 20th Street. 

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