The Shorewood fertilizer plant catches fire; residents urged to shelter in place – Shaw Local

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A Shorewood fertilizer plant caught fire early Tuesday morning and firefighters are asking all residents within a two-mile radius northeast of the location to shelter in place from possible toxic fumes.

Around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Troy Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a call of flames and smoke billowing from the front of Tri-County Stockdale, 25520 W. Black Road, Shorewood, according to the Troy Fire Chief Andy Doyle.

The fire department requested mutual assistance from surrounding agencies, Doyle said.

“Crews are still actively working,” he said.

Doyle said the fire has since been brought under control, but because Tri-County Stockdale sells fertilizer and pesticides, he’s asking all residents within a two-mile radius northeast of the business to take shelter. on site due to possible toxic smoke.

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has been contacted, Doyle said.

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