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Residents evacuated from the Chemtool Plant fire can now return home

SOUTH BELOIT (WREX) — Officials lift the one-mile evacuation order surrounding the Chemtool Plant at a press conference Friday morning.

The process to have families return home will start immediately.

Officials will continue land, air, and water testing.

Rockton Fire Protection District's Fire Chief Kirk Wilson says no suspicious or criminal activity is involved in the fire but the cause is still unknown.

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