State Representative Lance Yednock reached out to the Illinois Department of Agriculture for safety tips to keep your pets safe from the Potassium Permanganate that spread over LaSalle during the Carus Chemical fire. Potassium Permanganate is not toxic and can be cleaned off with water. The Department of Agriculture recommends washing visible debris from the animals with water and limit further skin exposure. If you observe skin irritation, difficulty breathing or vomiting/diarrhea, you should contact your Veterinarian as soon as possible. All community members who have contaminated property are directed to call 815-224-6662.