House Explodes in Chicago Suburbs

An explosion that may have been caused by a natural gas leak destroyed a house in a Chicago suburb and damaged up to 30 other homes Friday night.

No one was seriously injured in the explosion in Long Grove, according to Reuters ( The blast was loud enough to be heard two towns away.

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A woman who lived in the house that was leveled had either stepped outside at the time of the explosion or managed to escape before her home collapsed around her. A few other people suffered minor injuries.

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Earlier this year, a purported natural gas explosion in East Harlem (NY) killed at least eight, while an explosion leveled a townhouse in Ewing Township, New Jersey.

Hat tip to Alertpage for the video link.

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