Chemtool Fire - 06/15/2021 @ 2:45 PM

Work continues on the fire at Chemtool in Rockton. Emergency crews, including a specialized industrial crew from Louisiana, are on-scene. This afternoon, there has been a significant reduction in smoke and fire from new fire suppression efforts.

Air and water quality monitoring continues in and around the area. To date, test results do not show any health risk other than the short-term irritation one would normally experience in the presence of smoke. However, until further testing is completed, the one-mile evacuation order remains in effect. 

As residents outside of the evacuation area begin clean up, please do not touch ash or debris. Wear gloves and place in a separate container until further instructions are released. In addition, residents within a three-mile radius of the scene should wear face coverings or masks while outside as a precaution.

Lubrizol, the parent company of Chemtool, is working closely with government agencies to provide information, including releasing all product data information, and supporting the nearly 200 employees of the facility.