Chemical Spill Reported in Industrial Park on Anita Ave, Antioch; Chemical Not Identified


Antioch police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:19 PM Monday July 24, 2017 to a report a chemical spill at an automotive company, 874 Anita Avenue Antioch, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a 10,000 gallon spill of unknown substance at the location.

A MABAS Division 4 Box Alarm on Box #21-40 for a chemical spill at 8:33 p.m. The Hazmat response was elevated to a 2nd Alarm at 9:15 p.m.

Police on arrival about 8:19 p.m. reported the spill started on Friday and was reported to authorities when the business owner arrived on the scene. The chemical might have involved ferric chloride (not confirmed, assumed on pronunciation heard on radio).

Google listing for the address shows Carlo Radiator & Automotive Service. Dispatch named the location as “Keefer Automotive.”

Cleanup of the chemical leak continued Tuesday morning, and crews from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency responded to investigate the spill.

The facility was reported to be a manufacturer in the Antioch Industrial Park,

Antioch Fire officials said there was no risk to the surrounding community, and Antioch Police officials said there was no significant exposure to Sequoit Creek, less than 30 feet from the property line.

No information about the identity of the chemical or the circumstances involved in the spill were released to the public. The chemical has possibly not been identified.

Antioch District 21 Assigned

ENGINE(S): E212 E211

TRUCK(S): T ?? T ?? TL ??


TENDER(S): Tender 211

RIT: BC ?? T ??

CHIEF(S): BC21 2100, 2102

EMS: A ?? A ??


ENGINE(S): Spring Grove FPD



TECH(S): Round Lake FPD
Fox Lake Fire Department
Libertyville Fire Department
Countryside FPD
Waukegan Fire Department
Gurnee Fire Department
Mundelein Fire Department
Wauconda Fire District
Abbot Labs Fire Department
Newport Township FPD

EMS: Richmond Township FPD
Lake Villa Fire Department

CHIEF(S): Round Lake FPD
Fox Lake Fire Department
Wauconda Fire District

SPECIAL: HazMat 4, DECON 4, SRT Mechanics Truck, Quad 2 Rehab, MABAS 4 Rehab Bus, Command 2, ATV 4

CHANGE OF QUARTERS: Round Lake Engine, Fox Lake Ambulance, Lake Villa Chief




TRUCK(S): ??

SQUAD(S): Gurnee Fire Department

TENDER(S): Newport Township FPD

TECH(S): Beach Park Fire Department
Zion Fire-Rescue Department
Lake Forest Fire Department
Lake Zurich Fire Rescue
Buffalo Grove Fire Department
McHenry Township FPD
Barrington Countryside FPD



SPECIAL: Hazmat 5, UCP 13, Light Tower 4, Air 5


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