Chemical fire in Illinois prompts authorities to order evacuations

Authorities ordered people near an industrial fire in Illinois to evacuate on Monday morning.

6/14/2021 6:45:00 PM

Authorities have ordered people near an industrial fire in Illinois to evacuate. The fire broke out at Chemtool Inc., in Rockton, a city about 15 miles north of Rockford near the Illinois and Wisconsin state line.

Authorities ordered people near an industrial fire in Illinois to evacuate on Monday morning.

The fire broke out in Chemtool Inc., in Rockton, a city about 15 miles north of Rockford near the Illinois and Wisconsin state line."Rockton Fire has ordered a mandatory evacuation due to a chemical fire," the police department in a message on Twitter."This notice affects all residents and businesses in a one mile radius of 1165 Prairie Hill Rd. Proceed to Stephen Mack Middle School. Avoid area in one mile radius."As I have been on scene, the building has slowly become engulfed in flames. The west side of the building has begun to crumble.

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Rockton Chemtool explosion causes major fire, smoke at chemical plantSmoke from the fire at a Chemtool manufacturing plant in Rockton, Illinois could be seen on radar earlier this morning:

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