Explosion at plant forces evacuation near Amboy

AMBOY, Ill. (WIFR) -- Fire crews respond to an explosion Friday at Nutrien Ag Solutions, 1076 Corrigedor Road.

Out of safety concerns, emergency response teams initially evacuated a two-mile area surrounding the plant. That evacuation order has been lifted.

Firefighters from about eight departments responded to the plant around 3 a.m. Friday. The business distributes farm chemicals.

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