Ninth Winter Explosion: Explosion At Carus Chemical Plant In LaSalle, Illinois

Massive fire erupts at Carus Chemical plant in Illinois following reported explosion 
A fire erupted at a Carus Chemical plant in LaSalle, Illinois, on Wednesday morning, following an explosion that sent dark smoke billowing into the air, according to officials and local reports. LaSalle Mayor Jeff Grove’s Facebook page said the city is monitoring the fire at the plant "to get more information." No details about the cause of the fire were immediately available. There were reports of an explosion heard at the plant around 9 a.m. local time, the News Tribune reported. Workers at Carus Chemical were evacuated and residents in the nearby 3rd and 4th wards were asked to shelter in place until about 12:30 p.m. local time, the paper reported. LaSalle Fire Chief Jerry Janick asked the public to avoid the area as firefighters work to extinguish the fire. Source


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