Update: Mayor of Juarez Asks For Help From EPFD To Fight Maquila Fire

POSTED: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 6:27am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:23pm

The Mayor of Juarez has called El Paso Mayor John Cook to ask for help from the El Paso Fire Department to fight the fire in that's been burning for mor than 7 hours.

Our reporter in Juarez tells us there are big tanks of freon gas that could explode and apparently the El Paso Fire Department has special equipment to help deal with the situation.

As we were first to report, aside from the MCS Plant that first started buring around 3:00 pm, Tuesday, a second nearby plant is on fire and third on is at risk of going up in flames any minute.

Only Newschannel 9 spoke live to Mayor John Cook over the telephone Tuesday night to find out what, if anything, the El Paso Fire Department would be doing to assist in the situation.

Click on the video to watch that live interview.

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