Post author:The News 24 Post published:June 14, 2021 Post category:News Post comments:0 Comments Following the explosion, a fire broke out around 7.30am local time (8.30am EST), causing large flames and plumes of dark smoke. A strong chemical explosion at an industrial plant in Rockton (Illinois) caused the evacuation of hundreds of people on Monday Residents within a one-mile (1.6-kilometer) radius of Chemtool were forced to evacuate the area AFP. Chemical plant explosion in US state of Illinois causes evacuation (SCOTT OLSON) AFP. The chemical fire in the plant that produces lubricants, greases and other fluids has caused local evacuations. (SCOTT OLSON) AFP. Don’t miss the latest news Subscribe to notifications and find out everything . Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more Share this: TweetPrint Read more articles Previous PostDaily average of deaths by covid-19 in Brazil is close to 2,000 Next PostMarcelo responds to Costa about distrust: "the President is never disowned by the Prime Minister" Leave a Reply Cancel replyCommentEnter your name or username to comment Enter your email address to comment Enter your website URL (optional) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.