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Home explodes in Joliet; 1 injured

Published: Monday, July 15, 2013 11:04 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013 11:08 a.m. CST

JOLIET (AP) — Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a home explosion in Joliet.

The (Joliet) Herald-News says the two-story property was destroyed in a powerful blast late Sunday.

East Joliet Fire Chief Robert Scholtes told WMAQ that the fire was started by a gas explosion. He says crews were securing a natural gas line at the property.

One man was injured and is being treated for burns.

The state fire marshal's office is investigating.

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