Firefighters called to investigate explosion at an Illinois warehouse


Image from the Madison Illinois Emergency Management Agency

GODFREY, Ill. – First responders have been called to what is being described as an explosion at a warehouse on Humbert Road in Godfrey. They are describing it as a “chemical structure fire.”

Red Zone: Area to shelter in place

The location of the fire is the Hatch and Kirk warehouse. It is located a quarter-mile north of Alton High School.

The Madison County Emergency Management Agency was warning people who live near it to shelter in place. That order was lifted at around 1:00 pm.

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