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Industrial fire in suburban Chicago prompts evacuation order


June 29, 2021

MORRIS, Ill. (AP) — An industrial fire at a suburban Chicago warehouse where large batteries are stored prompted officials to order the evacuation of nearby residences Tuesday.

Nick Doefler, a spokesman for the agencies responding to the fire, said there were no reported injuries related to the fire at a subdivided warehouse in Morris that used to be a paper mill. The blaze started at around noon.

He said firefighters at the scene were awaiting instructions on how to combat the blaze, explaining that because the batteries are inside, they can’t extinguish it with water.

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