UPDATE: Maquiladora plant caught fire in South Juárez Saturday afternoon, no injuries reported


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A large plume of dark smoke could be seen from miles away in El Paso that was fuming from the BRP maquiladora plant in Ciudad Juárez Saturday afternoon.

Juárez firefighters responded to the fire around 1 p.m. to the warehouse fire that’s located on Independencia Boulevard. BRP manufactures ATVs.

Officials said 2,400 maquiladora workers were evacuated from the plant at the time of the fire.

Firefighters continue working on putting out the fire. Neighbors in the area have been alerted by police to be cautious because the fire is still not under control. Several race vehicles were completely destroyed by the fire.

There have been no reported injuries.

PREVIOUS: KTSM 9 News reached out to the El Paso Fire Department in regards to the fire and officials said “It’s not El Paso. We haven’t had any fires today. Just a minor car fire 3 hours ago,” via text message.

EPFD tweeted at 2 p.m. the smoke is coming from a warehouse fire in Juárez.

This is a developing story and will be updated on air and online once more information becomes available.

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