LONG GROVE, Ill. Authorities say an explosion has leveled a home, damaged several others and rattled a northwest suburban Chicago neighborhood.
Sgt. Gianni Giamberduca of the Lake County Sheriff's Office tells The Chicago Tribune that no one was injured in the explosion that happened about 10:40 p.m. Friday in Long Grove.
Don Thorp, who lives next to the damaged house, tells the Chicago Sun-Times that a "second boom" knocked him off his feet and damaged his home.
At 1:20 a.m. Saturday, firefighters from several departments still were working to contain the blaze and some homes had been evacuated. A gas line at the home continued to shoot flames several feet high two hours after the explosion. Insulation from the home was found as far away as a half mile.
Authorities are investigating.