Winnebago County officials declare disaster emergency following Chemtool fire

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ROCKTON, Ill. (WTVO) — Following Monday’s explosive fire at the Chemtool facility in Rockton, Winnebago County officials declared a disaster proclamation that will last until June 21, unless an extension is needed.

The Winnebago County Emergency Management is ordered to bring said disaster to a quick conclusion in the best interest of local residents, based upon the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act.

Read the full disaster proclamation here.

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