Gurnee police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:06 PM Friday September 8, 2017 to a report of a house explosion with fire at 18446 West Streamwood Court Gurnee, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics report of a house explosion with fire. Multiple callers reported the house is leveled, and the house is reported to be leveled.
A Working Still fire response was requested by 6:09 p.m.
The Gurnee Battalion Chief reported smoke showing from Hunt Club Road and Route 132 area during initial response to the scene.
A General Alarm was requested by 6:11 p.m.
Engine 1312’s crew on arrival reported the house was fully involved with fire and leveled to the ground.
Engine companies were hooking up to fire hydrants by 6:12 p.m.
Firefighter/paramedics received a report of an injured victim down the street on Streamwood at about 6:16 p.m. The extent of injuries was not known, and the call to check on the victim may have been an evaluation with no injuries.
All occupants of the house were reported “accounted for” by 6:22 p.m.
Command reported, at about 6:26 p.m., that they had an active fire with an active gas leak, and needed the gas company to shut off the gas connection. A gas fed flame about 7- to 10-feet high was seen burning near the leveled house.
Houses in the neighborhood were hit with debris and firefighters were checking for structural damage at neighboring homes. Command reported a minimum of two neighboring homes damaged with no fire at the neighboring homes. Fire command later reported that the house to the south was heavily damaged, and the family was displaced from that home. The house to the north was also heavily damaged.
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