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ROMEOVILLE, IL — An apparent house explosion may have been the result of a gas leak, according to multiple social media reports.

An official with the Romeoville Police Department was unable to confirm or deny the reports, but said police are indeed responding to a situation.

“We’ve gotten a significant amount of calls saying they’ve heard an explosion,” the officer said. “That’s as much as we know right now.”

A video posted by Rob Elgas of ABC 7 shows a heavy cloud of thick, dark smoke billowing from the remains of a home in the southwest suburban neighborhood. Firefighters can be seen around the perimeter of the explosion hosing it down with water. The video shows just a bit of flames, but most of it is just smoke clogging the air.

Another video shows heavy flames coming from the home. A firefighter is heard on video pushing the crowd away.

“We gotta make sure this doesn’t explode again,” he said.

The Romeoville Police Department sent out a tweet advising residents to avoid the Wespark subdivision as all streets are closed to the public.

It is unknown if there are any injuries or fatalities.


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