A Geneva Factory Explosion leads to a Chemical Fire

This happened less than 2 miles from my house and I knew nothing about it until this morning.

From the Daily Herald

Nobody was injured after an explosion and chemical fire Tuesday afternoon at a factory in Geneva that drew scores of firefighters and a hazmat team. Geneva Fire Chief Mike Antenore said firefighters arrived at Olon Industries at 1:33 p.m. Workers told them there had been an explosion in the chemical storage building at the site.

Olon Industries makes laminate products used in furniture building. The fire drew firefighters from several suburbs to the industrial facility at the dead end of Union Street. Crews used an aerial ladder truck to douse the flames from above.

It was later determined to be a chemical fire, prompting a hazardous materials response.

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