An apparent chemical explosion occurred at the Hatch & Kirk warehouse in the 4700 block of Humbert Road on Friday morning.

Multiple agencies responded to the scene. Traffic was also being blocked near the area.

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Residents are encouraged to avoid the area. The smoke from the incident was witnessed as far away as Illinois Route 3.

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On its website, Hatch & Kirk is described as a company that ships quality parts inventory and for more than 70 years, H&K has served customers in the rail, marine, industrial, power generation, and offshore drilling industries.

More details to come.

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