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Two sent to hospital after plumbing equipment explodes in Dundee Township

Published: Monday, March 24, 2014 2:09 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014 9:17 p.m. CDT

DUNDEE TOWNSHIP – Two workers were transported to the hospital Monday after their plumbing equipment exploded while working on a Dundee Township home.

Around 10:25 a.m., two plumbers were working in the basement of a home at 35W030 Fontenac Drive when a propane torch exploded, Rutland-Dundee Township Fire Department Chief Richard Thomas said.

Thomas said the small explosion caused the workers to receive minor burns, and both were transported to Sherman Hospital.

The explosion created a small fire in the basement, which was quickly extinguished by firefighters, Thomas said. The home was not damaged.

Fire departments from West Dundee, East Dundee, Carpentersville, Huntley, Pingree and Elgin assisted on the call.

– Jim Dallke

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