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Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
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Residents were ordered to evacuate their homes after a chemical fire broke out Monday morning at the Chemtool Inc. plant in Rockton, Illinois.


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Wilson said the 70 employees at the factory were able to get out safely. When fire crews arrived, the flames were through the roof and clouds of smoke filled the sky.

CNN affiliate WIFR said one firefighter was injured. No other details were immediately available.

At least 40 agencies and 150 fire personnel responded to the blaze, Wilson told WREX.



For those of you that are weather nerds: Smoke seen on Milwaukee’s radar:

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LegendInMyMind
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re: Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
It has been all over Twitter today. Gonna take a while to burn itself out, but doesn't appear to be anyone seriously injured.


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re: Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
What type of CIA documents were stored there?


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Pfft
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re: Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
Chemtool makes a lot of nasty stuff. Carburetor cleaner and other industrial cleaners. That is going to be a nasty fire to control.


Abstract Queso Dip
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re: Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
too early to make a grease lightning joke?


"Chemtool Incorporated offers a wide variety of lubricating greases to meet your needs. We formulate and manufacture greases that are used in a multitude of markets and applications."


DavidTheGnome
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re: Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
Yep that’s definitely a massive fire


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MrLSU
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re: Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
What items should I place an order for today before the US finds itself grappling with a critical shortage because this place was taken off line.
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re: Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
Lube about to get expensive.


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Panny Crickets
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re: Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
Town of Turtle.


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re: Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
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lubricating greases t
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grease


Yeah that's going to burn for a while.

Thousands of lawsuits incoming for claiming strange illnesses though.


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crewdepoo
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re: Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
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What items should I place an order for today before the US finds itself grappling with a critical shortage because this place was taken off line.
crawfish


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Abstract Queso Dip
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re: Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
any kind of oil based lubricant and grease. I have no idea what that means but if i'm an owner of an auto mechanic place I would be going to the store right about now just for precautionary measures. I don't really use lube, my GF takes care of that.


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Pfft
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Town of Turtle.


The turtle got the lube?


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BigJR
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re: Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
You are joking, however this was one of the largest grease suppliers in the US, Worldwide industrial impacts will be felt from this


MrLSU
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re: Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
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You are joking, however this was one of the largest grease suppliers in the US, Worldwide industrial impacts will be felt from this


Actually I'm not I would rather buy in bulk now like I did for the COVID Toilet Paper shortage.


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Abstract Queso Dip
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re: Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
This specific plant? From what I've gathered Chemtool is owned by Lubrizol which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway and Chemtool is primarily customized grease. Probably really sucks for some industrial applications. Seems like it would be a very specific product with not many alternatives.


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USMEagles
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re: Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
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Chemtool makes a lot of nasty stuff. Carburetor cleaner and other industrial cleaners. That is going to be a nasty fire to control.


Ah, good old B-12 Chemtool. "Nature's wrench."


rowbear1922
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re: Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
I live in Illinois. It coulda been me


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Bigfishchoupique
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re: Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
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Ah, good old B-12 Chemtool. "Nature's wrench."


Isn’t that the carburetor cleaner?

Could you be thinking of PB-Blaster( penetrating oil) ? Both are good stuff and I use them often.



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jeffsdad
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re: Massive chemical fire at Rockton, IL plant. Nearby residents evacuated.
Probably offended some china person.


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