Explosion, gas leak reported in Berwyn near MacNeal Hospitalon May 25, 2021 at 8:36 pm

Authorities in Berwyn responded to an accidental explosion and gas leak in the western suburb Tuesday afternoon.

It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone was injured, and police said the explosion was determined to be accidental.

Crews were called at 2:05 p.m. to the explosion in the 3300 block of Oak Park Avenue, police said in a statement posted to Facebook.

Video from a news helicopter showed fire crews spraying water in a building adjacent to the Familia Fresh Market. Debris appeared to be strewn along the sidewalk outside the building.

Firefighters were working to “extinguish fires and contain an active gas leak,” police said. Surrounding buildings were evacuated.

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