Chemical Fire Near Amboy Causes Evacuations and Garbage Pickup Delay

Chemical Fire Near Amboy Causes Evacuations and Garbage Pickup Delay

Republic Services says garbage pickup scheduled for today will be delayed or rescheduled to Saturday. The reason for the change in schedule is due to a nearby fire.

Republic says they were notified around 4am to let them know of a chemical fire on Route 30.  Due to this fire there is a mandatory 2 mile are evacuation. The Amboy Fire Department now reports the evacuation order has been lifted.

Reportedly the fire began at Nutrient, formerly known as Crop Production Services on Corregidor Road. Area law enforcement and fire departments responded to the fire.

Amboy Fire Chief Jeff Bryant says there was not an explosion, just a fire at the location.  He said the fire was brought under control and there were no injuries.  The Chief says a news conference will be held later today.