“My prayers are with the people of Edwardsville tonight, and I’ve reached out to the mayor to provide any needed state resources. Our @ILStatePolice and @ReadyIllinois are both coordinating closely with local officials and I will continue to monitor the situation,” he said.
First responders were on the scene of the warehouse near interstates 270 and 255 east of St. Louis. Multiple injuries and people trapped inside were reported.
The Collinsville Emergency Agency in a social media post called it a “mass casualty incident.”
Get to know Illinois: 15 state symbols
Snack food — Popcorn
Amphibian — Eastern tiger salamander
Reptile — Painted turtle
Flower — Violet
Tree — White Oak
Bird — Cardinal
Insect — Monarch butterfly
Fish — Bluegill
Mineral — Fluorite
Animal — White-tailed deer
Dance — Square dance
Prairie grass — Big Bluestem
Fruit — Gold Rush Apple
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