Raw Video: 2-11 Alarm Fire, Level II Hazmat in Chicago for The Gas Explosion

Chicago Firefighters responded to a natural gas smell on the City’s Southside. Companies responded to 2148 W. 107th Place around 09:30 this morning when a report of an explosion came in. Companies originally responded to the smell of natural gas which was called in by several people. Shortly thereafter a home exploded. Companies found a home that had exploded with heavy fire conditions. The fire was elevated to a 2-11 Alarm Fire and a Level II Hazmat. Here is more on the story. Thank you to CINS (Current Incident Notification Services) For the details on this incident. Additional photos have been provided of this incident from photographer Tim Olk. A relief fund has also been established for the Sheahan Family here.

WGN – “Emergency crews are on the scene of a two-alarm fire and Level 1 Hazmat following a natural gas explosion on Chicago’s Far South Side.

The Chicago Fire Department tells WGN that at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, they received calls that there was a smell of gas in the area of 2100 block of West 107th Street, which is on the border of Morgan Park and Beverly.

Peoples Gas and the city water department were doing work in an area nearby and also called the fire department.

The fire department evacuated the area. Within the next hour, a home in the area exploded.”…Continue Reading Here

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