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Interco Metaltronics Recycling Warehouse Fire

Site Contact:
Adam Vrabec
On-Scene Coordinator


Site Location:
10 Fox Industrial Drive
Madison, IL 62060
NRC#: 1344067

August 13 Update

Firefighting activity has ceased. The Madison Fire Department will address any potential hot spots or flare-ups as needed. EPA stopped all air monitoring and sampling and left the site.

August 12 Update

EPA continues to provide air monitoring and sampling at the scene and in the communities surrounding the facility as the local fire department addresses fire flare-ups while moving smoldering material. Yesterday, EPA air monitoring showed elevated particulate readings as flare-ups occurred.

August 11 Update

The Madison Fire Department continues to address hot spots and flare ups at the site. EPA is on-site and will continue to provide air monitoring and sampling at the scene and in the communities surrounding the fire.

The Madison Police Department has lifted the shelter-in-place order.


At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, a warehouse fire broke out at the Interco Metaltronics Recycling Facility located at 10 Fox Industrial Drive in Madison, Illinois. The warehouse was reported to contain unknown amounts of nonferrous metals, complex alloys, metallic powder, Lithium-ion batteries, and eScrap consisting of computer parts.  Multiple firefighting units responded from Illinois and Missouri to battle the fire. The Madison Police Department issued a shelter-in-place order for residents within a 1.5-mile radius. At the request of local agencies and Illinois EPA, EPA responded on-site in the morning of August 10 to provide air monitoring support that began late afternoon/early evening. Illinois EPA is monitoring water runoff and assessing the storm drains surrounding the site.

Upon arrival, EPA began roving air monitoring and stationary air sampling for metals. EPA also set up three stationary air monitoring/sampling stations within the communities surrounding the facility.