Explosion at Geneva factory prompts hazmat response
GENEVA, Ill. - 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.
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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.