Crews called to house explosion, fire

Local News

GEORGETOWN, Ill. (WCIA) — Crews from six fire departments are on the scene of a fire after a house exploded.

It happened before 8 p.m. on Thursday south of Georgetown. Emergency crews were called to the 6700-block of Old Dam Road near Route 150.

Neighbors were evacuated and people in the surrounding area say they could hear the explosion. Some say it was strong enough to rattle their walls.

Officials said no one lived in the house, and no one was hurt. But the explosion did damage a few houses next to it.

The cause of the explosion is being investigated.

Ridge Farm Fire and Rescue posted this to its Facebook page around 9:45 p.m.:

“We are sure that everyone is aware of the explosion in Georgetown. We ask that each and everyone of you please be respectful and keep the roads clear for emergency personnel.”

Ridge Farm Fire and Rescue

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