Update: 1 Person Passed Away. Vehicle Crashes into A House Causing A Major Gas Leak





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Brief Synopsis:  


Update as of Thursday 10:30 am:   Sources told us a vehicle ran the stop sign and crashed into a nearby house.  Unknown why the vehicle went through the stop sign. During the crash, the vehicle ripped off a main gas line. Emergency personnel evacuated some residents nearby.  Reports of a possible fire, but not confirmed. Extrication was needed at the scene. At least 1 person was injured. We have been told the injuries may be life threatening but officials have not confirmed that yet.  NICOR was on scene fixing the gas leak. Several area agencies were on scene assisting. 

Details are minimal but this is what we know at the moment:

Sources are reporting a automobile accident at 10:00 this evening in the 5900 block of Kilburn Avenue.

One vehicle was reported to have “heavy damage and gas leaking everywhere.”

Moments after this accident was reported, a MABAS box 12 alarm was struck out for a possible structure fire at this address as well as the responders from Northwest Fire Department for the automobile accident.

We do know there is a possible structure fire/gas leak happening in the 5900 block of Kilburn Ave and first responders are beginning to evacuate houses to the west of this location.

Also, MD-1 is on scene of the automobile with first responders attempting extrication of occupant/occupants in the vehicle.

The extent of any property damage or injuries is unknown at this time.

We will update when we receive further information.

Updated as of 10:58 pm:

The vehicle hit the residence and ripped the gas meter off the house.

Residents in this area are being evacuated.

Please avoid the area at this time.

Officials Confirm Anything or Release Information:  No, Not at this time. 

Credit/Sources: Wanted to remain anonymous. 

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