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Firefighters battle fire at Belson Steel

August 5, 2018

BRADLEY — Firefighters were at Belson Steel Center Scrap Inc. this morning battling a fire that started after an explosion in a scrap pile.

Local departments were called to the plant located on the corner of Illinois Route 50 and Larry Power Road at 10:16 a.m., according to an official.

A person near Northfield Square mall said they saw black smoke and walked over to Pier One area and saw a big pile of materials on fire.

A crane was being used to take down the pile as firefighters worked dousing hot spots.

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