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ROCKTON, Ill. (AP) — An explosion at a chemical plant in northern Illinois sparked massive fires that sent flames and huge plumes of thick black smoke high into the air Monday morning, prompting evacuations.
Emergency crews rushed to the scene of the 7:30 a.m. fire near Rockton, northwest of Chicago, at Chemtool Inc., a company that manufactures lubricants, grease products and other fluids.
The article goes on to state the following:
At 8:46 a.m., the Rockton Police Department posted an alert, warning that fire officials had ordered a mandatory evacuation for the area south of the plant. It told people to evacuate homes and businesses, and to await further instructions.
The massive explosion is seen occurring in the video below:
JUST IN – Large blaze at a Chemtool plant in Rockton, Illinois, after a massive explosion. Evacuations ordered in the area.pic.twitter.com/Js5XQO2bD4
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) June 14, 2021
⚠️🇺🇸#URGENT: Evacuations underway in Illinois following explosion at Chemtool Chemical Plant#Rockford l #IL
A full-scale evacuation is underway as deadly fumes are sent into the air. Chemtool makes and distributes a wide variety of chemicals.
Explosions are continuing to occur. pic.twitter.com/rOKKRr4Ruw
— Intel Point ALERTS (@IntelPointAlert) June 14, 2021
Mandatory evacuation ordered due to Industrial Fire at Chem Tool for residents and businesses immediately south. https://t.co/CrAlKZngFj
— Rockton Police (@rocktonpolice) June 14, 2021
This is back in my hometown area. My friend took this from her drive away. pic.twitter.com/MgvJ2jrOcq
— Nicole Andersen (@nic_andersen) June 14, 2021
WHOA… this may take a long while… An absolutely MASSIVE fire is raging at Chemtool in Rockton, Illinois, one of the largest grease manufacturers in the US | https://t.co/9qsEPLTQue via @13WREX pic.twitter.com/ihpvpKvWgz
— Evan Schreiber (@SchreiberEvan) June 14, 2021
#Rockton – a massive fire is burning at the Chemtool manufacturing plant. Fire dept issued a mandatory evacuation for anyone within a mile of the building. Large flames/some explosions. Gigantic plume of smoke (we could see it earlier this morning all the way from West Chicago). pic.twitter.com/3vc6xk36tO
— Jeanette Hudson (@JHudsontraffic) June 14, 2021
Chemtool plant is located right next to the Rock River. Can’t help but wonder what might be falling into that. Could end up being quite an environmental disaster. pic.twitter.com/4VqtRfh1CD
— Andrew Stutzke (@StutzkeWX) June 14, 2021
Emergency crews are battling a massive fire at a northern Illinois chemical plant that exploded into flames. https://t.co/eXrf3Gm8E9
— KTIV News Four (@ktivnews) June 14, 2021
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