Massive Fire Burns At Braintree Waste Facility Overnight

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BRAINTREE (WBZNewsRadio) - Residents are voicing concerns over a massive fire in Braintree Thursday night. A fire broke out at Clean Harbors, located at 1 Hill Avenue, which prompted a warning from town officials for residents to stay in their homes with the windows closed.

The Clean Harbors facility is described as "largest Treatment storage and disposal facility in New England,"

A handful of semi-trucks could bee seen burning, but it remains unclear what was include the vehicles when they caught fire.

Around 1 a.m. Friday morning, the town reported the fire had been put out and the "immediate threat had been resolved." However questions regarding the safety of Braintree residents and first responders began to swirl.

Braintree Town Councilor, Elizabeth Maglio posted on social media saying "Last night was a pretty close call, although complaints of stinging eyes and sore throats are bound to start surfacing. What were responders and residents breathing when the white smoke turned to black smoke?"

She also posted several screen shots of air quality in Braintree at the time of the blaze.

Several residents also began asking questions about their health and safety regarding the incident on social media. One woman wrote members of her family suffered stinging eyes and a plastic burning smell through out their home.

No injuries were reported and no word on what may have caused the fire.

The town says Clean Harbor officials are expected to make a statement on the incident later today.

This is a developing story.

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