According to Eyewitness News, a fire caused a chemical explosion at Crop Production Services on 1076 Corregidor Rd. in Dixon just after 3 a.m. this morning.

Eyewitness News reports;

The entire area, up to a three mile radius, is evacuated. Sterling Road up to Route 30 has been closed off.

Lee County Police, Amboy Fire and surrounding departments, such as Sublette, Harmon and Dixon, reported to the incident. It is unknown when residents can return.

The Amboy Fire Department will be holding a press conference at their station located at 25 N East Avenue in Amboy today at Noon to discuss the events of this morning's chemical explosion.

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