Industrial fire forces evacuations in Morrison June 29, 2021 at 9:46 pm

An industrial fire in Morris prompted forced Tuesday afternoon.

Crews responded to the fire in the 900 block of East Benton Street. Authorities evacuated East Street and the 900 blocks of Benton, Douglass and Armstrong streets, according to an alert from the Grundy County Emergency Management Agency.

There was no immediate word of injuries or the cause of the fire.

Authorities said evacuated residents could shelter in the Grundy County administration building at 1320 Union St.

Morris sits along the Illinois River about 60 miles southwest of Chicago.

The fire comes less than a month after an industrial fire at the Chemtool grease plant in Rockton prompted officials to evacuate residents.

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