The latest statement from the City of LaSalle regarding the Carus Chemical Fire
Carus Chemical Fire in La Salle is under control
A fire that started at Carus Chemical in La Salle, Illinois, is contained, according to Fire Chief Jerry Janick.
Janick spoke with members of the press shortly after noon on Wednesday to let them know that the fire is contained and that there were no reported injuries with all employees of the facility accounted for.
First responders arrived around 8 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a structure fire at the facility at 1500 8th Street. Responders arrived to a “well-involved” structure fire and initiated the MABAS alarms for additional help.
While the fire is contained, additional equipment is coming to the scene to assist in final extinguishment and investigation.
The City of La Salle still has a “shelter in place” order for residents in the 3rd and 4th wards that live to the north and west of the facility, which will be reassessed shortly.
A further press conference is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 745 2nd Street, in the Council Chambers.