Natural Gas Explosion with Fire Injures 2 Nicor Employees at Wespark Blvd and Strawflower Ct Romeoville

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.

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood to a report of a natural gas explosion and fire at two townhouse units at near Wespark Blvd and Strawflower Ct Romeoville, Il …


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