US: Authorities Urge Evacuation after Illinois Chemical Plant Explosion, 'Concerned' about 'Environmental Challenge'
TEHRAN (FNA)- Authorities in Rockford, Illinois urged residents to evacuate following a chemical plant explosion in the area on Monday. Flames and plumes of black smoke could be seen rising from the Chemtool plant in a 'raging inferno', as described by one resident, whilst emergency vehicles blocked off nearby roads. In a statement, Rockton Fire Chief Kirk Wilson addressed concerns that the situation might turn into an environmental emergency. [VIDEO]2021-June-17 01:01