Volunteers with the American Red Cross of Northwest Illinois are ready to assist residents impacted by this morning industrial fire at the Chemtool plant in Rockton.
As a result of the fire, the Rockton fire department issued a mandatory evacuation order for homes within approximately a one-mile radius.
The Red Cross has converted an evacuation reception center at Roscoe Middle School to an overnight shelter for residents in need of a safe place to stay. The address is: 6121 Elevator Road in Roscoe, Illinois. Those impacted and in need of assistance, please call our 24/7 disaster hotline: 1-877-597-0747.
Our volunteers will be providing meals, snacks, water and disaster support services such as health services to those affected.
Early this morning, Red Cross volunteers also provided support with meals, snacks and water to approximately 200 first responders battling this fire.
About the American Red Cross of Illinois The American Red Cross of Illinois serves 12.4 million people in 88 counties in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri including Adams, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cook, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, De Witt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Green, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jasper, Jefferson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Putnam, Richland, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermillion, Warren, Washington, Whiteside, Will, Williamson Winnebago, Woodford. Iowa: Lee, Muscatine, Scott and Van Buren. Missouri: Clark, Lewis, Marion and Ralls. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit us at Redcross.org/Illinois or visit us on Twitter @RedCrossIL.