There are no reports of injuries so far after a massive explosion at an Illinois chemical plant. It happened this morning at Chemtool Incorporated in Rockton prompting a mandatory, full-scale evacuation.
Residents and businesses within a one-mile radius of the plant are under a mandatory evacuation order due to the extra-alarm fire. Fire crews are powerless so far to directly attack the blaze due to its size and intensity. Chemtool produces fluids, lubricant and grease products.