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Peoria Chemical Plant Fire Controlled
Crews fighting a fire at a chemical plant south of Peoria now have the blaze under control.
Authorities say the fire at the Lonza Chemical Plant in Mapleton broke out sometime this morning. No one was injured, and no homes were evacuated in the small town of about 270 people.
A cause of the fire is not yet available.
Lonza's website says the plant has 75 employees, and makes chemicals used in wood, preservatives, fabric conditioners, and other products.