Explosion at Geneva factory prompts hazmat response

An explosion at a Geneva factory Tuesday afternoon prompted a hazmat response, fire officials said.

The explosion occurred at Olon Industries located at 411 Union Street around 1:30 p.m.

At this time, it is unknown what caused the explosion. No injuries were reported. 

Damage to the facility was limited to a 16-foot by 16-foot chemical storage building to the rear of the factory, according to Geneva Fire officials. 


Individuals from Wheeler Park and the Senior Center were evacuated as a precaution. 

Fire personnel took appropriate actions to control the chemicals being released and extinguished the fire at 4:25 p.m. 

There is no known hazard to the community at this time.

The incident remains under investigation.