5 Injured After House Explodes in Joliet

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Five people were injured when a house exploded in suburban Joliet on Sunday, authorities say.

The explosion happened in the 2200 block of Washington St. in Will County at approximately 2:40 p.m., according to the East Joliet Fire Department.

The East Joliet Fire Department said the home was completely destroyed in the explosion and neighboring homes suffered minor damage.

According to fire officials, five people were transported to area hospitals, one in critical condition and the other four with injuries that were not thought to be life threatening.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.

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