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Firefighters going after Euclid Chemical Fire

Posted by wlpo on October 10, 2010

Firefighters are now going after the fire burning at the Euclid Chemical facility at Sheffield in Bureau County.  AM 1220 WLPO News talked with Joe Bertetto, a member of Bureau County 9-1-1.  He had been in touch with an on-site information officer earlier Sunday.  Bertetto said firefighters were going to battle the fire starting at 7am Sunday.  Bertetto lives three miles west of  the chemical plant in Sheffield but told AM 1220 WLPO news he could see no smoke until he got to the intersection of Routes 6 and 34 and Route 40.   Bertetto said a multitude of empty black plastic buckets would likely burn this morning casting off a black smoke.   Bertetto, who is also District 1 County Board rep, said residents near or down-wind of the fire should stay in-doors with windows and doors closed.

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