Crews remain on scene monitoring a fire after a gas line exploded near Erie, Illinois, around 11:30 last night.
We spoke with a spokesperson from Enterprise Productions, the company that owns the line, who tells us there are thousands of miles of gas line in the area. He adds the gas is a propane and ethanol mix.
There is no word on what caused the rupture of the line, crews are waiting for daylight to investigate the cause and repair the line.
37 people were evacuated when the explosion happened, all but two homes were allowed to return.
Firefighters tell us that due to the number of gas lines in the area, they train yearly for this type of disaster and were ready to respond.
The roads surrounding the explosion remain closed.
People in all but two homes are being allowed back in as of 4:00am. However, the roads are still blocked in the area.
We're told no one was injured in the explosion.
Crews in Erie, Illinois are on the scene of a pipeline explosion.
The explosion happened in a field off I-88 by mile marker 18.
Witnesses tell us Flames could be seen for miles.
Folks within a one mile radius of the explosion are being evacuated.
The American Red Cross has responded and is offering support with a shelter at the Erie Fire Department.
Red cross officials say the shelter will serve as a safe place where residents can go to get information and support.
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