Above is video from WGN News about the explosion. Below is a pre arrival video posted by C Webley shortly after the explosion. More on the story below the video’s. This was a 3 Alarm Fire, 3 Alarm HazMat Response, and a Life Safety Box Alarm.
WGN – WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A massive explosion in the northern suburbs was felt as far away as Wisconsin.
The blast happened at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the AB Specialty Silicones plant in Waukegan.
Nine people were inside the building at the time, three of them are still unaccounted.
Officials say 90 percent of the plant was damaged. They had to call off their search for the missing workers, because it is too unsafe to sift through the rubble.
Four people were transported to the hospital, their conditions are not known.
Two others were able to walk away unharmed.
Emergency crews from dozens of fire departments responded to the scene. It took more than 100 firefighters six hours to put the fire out.”…Continue Reading Here