Firefighters respond to a house explosion in Romeoville. Video courtesy of Sam Jackson.
Romeoville police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:30 PM Tuesday to a report of a natural gas explosion and fire at two townhouse units at Wespark Boulevard and Strawflower Court Romeoville, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a natural gas explosion and fire with entrapment involving two townhouses.
The explosion occurred while Nicor workers were repairing a gas leak. Nicor workers had been on the scene at least since about 3:00 p.m.
One Nicor worker was seriously injured, and one Nicor worker had apparent minor injuries after the blast.
Two townhouse units were destroyed.
A gas leak continued to flow late Tuesday.
Residents were not home at the time of the explosion.
A similar explosion occurred — possibly at the same building lot — in 1999.
NBC affiliate WTHR report with aerial video at Romeoville Townhouse explosion.
We received a call after 7:30 p.m. about an explosion at Strawflower Ct. in Romeoville. We are assisting authorities w/ the investigation.
— Nicor Gas (@Nicor_Gas) October 12, 2016
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