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Spectacular explosion at a Lubrizol plant in the United States


Two years after Rouen, a factory of the Lubrizol group is in the grip of a huge fire on Monday in Illinois, in the United States.

It's an explosion that brings back sad memories.

This Monday, thick black smoke floats over the city of Rockton, Illinois, United States.

It is a chemical plant of the Lubrizol group that was the victim of a huge fire before seeing the site undergo several explosions.

The inhabitants closest to the site were evacuated according to several local media.

The fire started around 7 a.m. local time at the company named Chemtool, one of the largest lubricant manufacturers in the United States.

Explosions were then heard.

The images of the site explosion are very impressive.

MASSIVE EXPLOSION seen at Rockton, IL's Chemtool plant.

(Courtesy: WLS).


- Eyewitness News WTVO / WQRF (@MyStateline) June 14, 2021

According to the NBC reporter on the spot, Elise Romas, who reports the words of the fire chief, Kirk Wilson, there were no serious injuries but the complete control of the fire could take several days.

Smoke is visible for miles around, and on meteorological instruments.

A large explosion at a chemical plant in Rockton, #Illinois has triggered several evacuations within vicinity.

The smoke plume from the explosion is visible on radar.

If you are told to evacuate, due so immediately.

#Rockton #Breaking

- Weather and Climatology (@AndClimatology) June 14, 2021

No major injuries reported so fire, according to Rockton Fire Chief Kirk Wilson.

#chemtool #breaking #rockton @ nbc15_madison

- Elise Romas (@ EliseRomasNBC15) June 14, 2021

Something cold in the backs of the inhabitants of Rouen and the surroundings, for whom the memory of the fire of September 26, 2019, of the factory of the same lubricants company is still alive as it had caused damage and pollute the city.

Source: leparis

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