Illinois Valley Minerals

For the second straight Monday night, firefighters were called about a fire at Illinois Valley Minerals on the southeast side of Tonica.

A smoke detector went off a little after 1 o’clock Tuesday morning at the business along North 18th Road.  Tonica firefighters arrived to find smoke and flames coming out of a building on the property.  They immediately put the call out for mutual aid from several fire departments. 

They had the fire under control by about 3 o’clock.  Nobody was hurt.  The cause is being looked into by the state fire marshal’s office. 

Last week’s fire at Illinois Valley Minerals involved a couple pallets of cardboard that caught fire.  

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