MORRIS, Ill. (CBS) — Grundy County wants to hear from the people who had to leave their homes because of an industrial fire in Morris recently.Chicago Weather: Slight Chance Of Storms Overnight; A Quiet Pattern To Come
The smoke was potentially dangerous, so homes in the area were evacuated.READ MORE: At Least 2 People Killed, 32 Wounded In Gun Violence In Chicago So Far This Weekend
The burning batteries were smothered with 28 tons of cement. Firefighters resorted to the unconventional and possibly unprecedented tactic because using water or firefighting foam could have caused the batteries to explode.
On Friday, officials in Morris said enough progress had been made in battling an industrial fire to allow those thousands of residents who were evacuated three days earlier to return home.MORE NEWS: 1 Killed, 2 Wounded In West Pullman Shooting
Now, Grundy County officials want those residents to fill out an impact survey on the county website, so they know how many people were affected, and how badly.