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Blast Jolts Controversial Chicago Metal Scrap Yard

Facility slated to close by the end of the year.

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Magnesium Complicates Metals Factory Fire in Illinois

Metal reacts violently when combined with water

Roof Fire Disrupts Chocolate Production in Chicago

All workers were safely evacuated from the factory

Illinois Manufacturer Fined for Machine Hazards to Employees

Moving machine parts fractured and burned an employee's hand

Illinois Food Processing Plant Heavily Damaged by Fire

Firefighters have pinpointed the source of the blaze as a peanut roaster

Flames Level Recycling Complex in Illinois

Blaze swept through four warehouses at the Interco Trading site

Illinois Industrial Explosion Traced to Hydrogen Release

A silicon hydride emulsion made at a Waukegan, Illinois, chemical plant where four people were killed in a May 2019 explosion can produce hazardous amounts of flammable hydrogen gas under certain conditions, federal investigators revealed Wednesday.

2017 IRECA Conference Recap

The 69th Annual International Rescue & Emergency Care Association Conference and Challenges was held this past June in Champaign, Illinois in conjunction with the Illinois Fire Service Institute.

Romeoville, Illinois: July 23, 1984

In July 1984, explosions and fire at an Illinois refinery claimed 17 lives. Of those, 11 who died were industrial responders, the most ever lost in a single incident.

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Illiopolis, Illinois: April 23, 2004

Small-town firefighters battle Illinois plastics plant fire.