Hampshire, Illinois | Two people were critically injured in a chemical explosion Friday morning at a construction products manufacturer in far west suburban Hampshire.
The explosion happened about 11 a.m. at W.R. MEADOWS, INC. along Industrial Drive, Hampshire Village Manager Jay Hedges said.
Hedges said he did not know how many others might be hurt.
It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion, but the company produces building materials, according to its website.
A large emergency response was on-site early Friday afternoon.
Hampshire is located about 50 miles west of Chicago.
Firefighters are responding to the scene of an explosion at an industrial building in far northwest suburban Hampshire Friday morning.
Few details were available on what exactly happened but Hampshire police said the city’s fire department was responding to the scene of an incident in the 300 block of Industrial Drive.
Video from the scene appeared to show damage to part of a building in the area. Ambulances, police and fire crews were at the scene as of 11:43 a.m.
It remained unclear if any injuries were reported. The Kane County Coroner could not confirm if they had been called.
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