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Police: Explosion, house fire in Oak Lawn

Updated: January 11, 2014 7:35AM



OAK LAWN -- An explosion in a home in southwest suburban Oak Lawn led to a fire Saturday morning, police said.

Oak Lawn police responded to “reports of an explosion” about 5:16 a.m. in the 8900 block of South 55th Court, police said.

When officiers arrived, the single-story home was “fully engulfed,” police said.

There were no known injuries as of 6:15 a.m., but authorities had closed Central Avenue between 87th and 91st streets while fire crews worked to extinguish the blaze, police said.

The Oak Lawn Fire Department could not be reached for comment early Saturday.

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