Chicago: Major explosion and fire at general iron industries scrap yard In Lincoln ParkChristian 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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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. ■