Authorities have ordered people near an industrial fire in Illinois to evacuate on Monday.
The fire broke out in Chemtool Inc., in Rockton, a city about 15 miles north of Rockford near the Illinois and Wisconsin state line.
“Rockton Fire has ordered a mandatory evacuation due to a chemical fire,” the police department in a message on Twitter. “This notice affects all residents and businesses in a one mile radius of 1165 Prairie Hill Rd. Proceed to Stephen Mack Middle School. Avoid area in one mile radius.”
According to the company’s website, “Chemtool Incorporated offers a wide variety of lubricating greases to meet your needs.”