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VIDEO: 3 Injured in Explosion and Fire at Fox Valley Systems on Industrial Dr, Cary

Wed March 06 2013 4:37 pm
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EXPLOSION CAUGHT ON VIDEO (6:52): Explosion with debris flying and heavy smoke from a commercial building where paint and paint striping systems are manufactured at 640 Industrial Drive in Cary, Illinois (VIDEO CREDIT: 3GSTORE.COM).

Cary firefighers responded about 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2013 to an explosion and fire at 640 Industrial Drive. Witnesses on the block reported seeing one man rolling on the ground at the front of the building immediately after the explosion. Witnesses on the block also said it sounded like a plane crash. Several smaller pops and explosions occurred, and one larger explosion occurred about 7 minutes into the incident. Heavy black smoke rolled out of the commercial building. A brick wall at the front of the building was also blown out and destroyed.

Three people were transported to hospital(s) in the area. At least one person was transported to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. The victims are reported to have non-life-threatening injuries.

Two fire department aerial towers were seen streaming water into the building near two large white tanks from a television news helicopter.

About 90 minutes after the explosions with smoke still rising from the building, a HazMat extra alarm for HazMat technicians was requested. A special request for a foam truck from Crystal Lake Fire/Rescue and a Mobile Ventilation Unit from MABAS Division 1 were also called to the scene.

Firefighters from Barrington, Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, McHenry Township, and Nunda Township responded to the second alarm. Firefighters from Elgin, Long Grove, and Quad 2 Fire Departments Foam Response Unit also responded. HazMat techs from as far as Buffalo Grove responded to the HazMat Box Alarm.

Several people working at 3GSTORE.COM across the street immediately grabbed cameras, and wondered whether they should evacuate — even before firefighters asked them to evacuate. 3GSTORE sells mobile solutions, including mobile networking devices, Wi-Fi signal boosters and antennas, and mobile hotspots. Some of the devices are used in mobile situations, such as during fireground operations.

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