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Massive chemical fire at Rockton factory forces evacuations

ROCKTON, Ill. - An explosion that prompted a large fire at a Rocktown manufacturing plant Monday has forced nearby residents to evacuate as crews battle the flames.The explosion happened around 7 a.m. at Chemtool Incorporated located at 1165 Prairie Hill Road.Residents within a one-mile radius of the fire are being told to evacuate as officials investigate.People who live inside the red-circled area are being forced to evacuate as crews put out a fire at the Chemtool Incorporated plant in Rocktown, Illinois.

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