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Chicago: Major explosion and fire at general iron industries scrap yard In Lincoln Park

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 19, 2020
Firefighters are responding to reports of a major explosion and fire Monday morning at the General Iron scrap yard in Lincoln Park.
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Chicago Fire Department officials said they responded to a call of an explosion at the General Iron Industries scrap metal recycling plant at 1909 N. Kingsbury around 9:10 a.m.

Topics: Explosion

In a statement on Twitter, General Iron said no one was injured in the explosion, which happened “within our metal shredding process.”

“Shredding has ceased at this time. We are investigating all possibilities, including potential sabotage. We are fully cooperating with City officials,” the company said in a statement.

The Chicago Department of Public Health planned to conduct further tests, and the Fire Department was investigating the cause of the explosion.


 

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