VIDEO: Residents of Northern Illinois city voice concerns after massive blaze spews apparent chemicals in air

  • Source: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
  • Published: 01/12/2023 12:00 AM

There will be an update Thursday afternoon after a massive fire erupted at the Carus Chemical plant in La Salle Wednesday morning. Some neighbors have concerns. The residential neighborhood around the plant appears to have been covered with chemicals. A shelter-in-place was ordered for several hours as a precaution, but has since been lifted. La Salle is about 94 miles southwest of Chicago. Residents are free to go about their normal business Thursday morning, heading to work, school or just going about their regular routine, as officials work to find out what happened. Video of a fire ball during the incident has been widely shared on social media. "I pull up to the stop sign, and hear a loud explosion," witness Khaleef Hammad said.


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