Explosion at Rockton’s Chemtool; Raging Fire and smoke cover the area

An explosion at Chemtool manufacturing plant in Rockton, Illinois caused a massive fire. Loss and damage caused by the incident have not been evaluated yet. The number of people who have been injured remains undisclosed. The area within a one-mile radius has been evacuated and people are advised against using the route nearby.

The alert issued by the fire department “This notice affects all residents and business south of Chem Tool on Prairie Hill rd. Traffic is advised to avoid the area. Please evacuate the area. Wait for further instructions.” The department has been working on containing the fire, officials will update the progress.