Propane explosion destroys bakery’s truck garage in IL

Joseph Ruzich, Stephanie Baer & Melissa Jenco, Chicago Tribune:

Four people were injured, one seriously, when a propane tank exploded and started a fire that destroyed a truck maintenance garage for Turano Baking Co. in Oak Park this afternoon, officials said.

The explosion occurred around 2:15 p.m. as workers were changing a propane tank in a truck, according to Oak Park Fire Battalion Chief Kevin Wiley. The workers thought the tank was empty, but it was full and shot into the air, causing the brick walls of the structure to collapse, Wiley said.

“The building is in pretty bad shape,” he said.


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