Firefighters injured in Ill. plant fire

October 9, 2010 8:39:24 PM PDT
Fifteen firefighters were hospitalized with smoke inhalation while fighting a chemical plant fire in central Illinois.The fire was at the Euclid chemical plant in Sheffield, Ill. in Bureau County.

The fire, and the smoke that billowed from it, closed area roads and forced some residents to keep their windows shut.

A Bureau County official says the plant is surrounded by fields and the fire didn't pose an imminent threat to area residents.


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