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Four injured in Chicago bakery explosion

12 November 2014

Four people were injured, one seriously, when a propane tank exploded and started a fire that destroyed a truck maintenance garage at Turano Baking Co. in Oak Park, Chicago, on November 11. The explosion occurred as workers were changing a propane tank in a truck, Oak Park fire Battalion Chief Kevin Wiley said. 

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The workers thought the tank was empty, but it was full and shot into the air, causing the brick walls of the structure to collapse, Wiley said.

Crews arrived on the scene a few minutes later. As of 4:30 p.m., firefighters continued to search for hot spots in the building at 6520 W. Roosevelt Road, Wiley said.

Power was turned off in the area as a precaution and some residents evacuated. The bakery was shut down after the explosion as a precaution but has since resumed operations.


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