Explosions Reported at Propane Tank Company in Gurnee - NBC Chicago

Explosions Reported at Propane Tank Company in Gurnee

Explosions Reported at Propane Tank Company in Gurnee

Explosions were reported Thursday afternoon at a propane tank company in north suburban Gurnee. Charlie Wojciechowski reports. (Published Thursday, July 28, 2016)

Explosions were reported Thursday afternoon at a propane tank company in north suburban Gurnee.

Authorities have evacuated the area within a quarter mile of the business, which is still burning, according to the Gurnee Police Department.

Multiple suburban fire departments responded to the 3800 block of Clearview Court around 1 p.m and police are assisting. 

Smoke could be seen miles away, and Sky 5 footage showed water shooting out over two tanks and large piles of smaller tanks strewn around the property.

No injuries were reported, and the cause of the explosions was not immediately known.

Delany Road is closed between Sunset Road and Route 41.

Northwestern Avenue is closed south of Sunset Road.

Check back for more details on this breaking story.

  

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