No one hurt in fire, possible explosion near Alsip - New York News

No one hurt in fire, possible explosion near Alsip

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ALSIP, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

No one was hurt but a garage was destroyed in a fire and possible explosion early Thursday in an unincorporated area near south suburban Alsip.

Crews from the Garden Homes Fire Protection District were called to the fire in the 3700 block of West 116th Place about 4:50 a.m., Cook County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said.

A freestanding garage was completely destroyed, and the siding of the associated home was damaged, Ansari said. Two other nearby garages also sustained some minor damage.

Residents reported hearing an explosion, and propane tanks used for grilling were kept in the garage, authorities said.

Police and fire officials are still investigating and could not confirm a cause for the fire Thursday morning.

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