Woodstock, IL (October 14, 2023) – The firefighters were transported to an area hospital with injuries following a house explosion that took place in the Woodstock area.
The explosion occurred at around 12:35 p.m. on Monday, October 9.
Reports from law enforcement indicate that an explosion took place in the area of North Tyrone Street and Lincoln Street early in the afternoon. The incident leveled one home and damaged nine other buildings, including a school and a church. Fires were reported after the explosion, which is believed to have been caused by a gas leak.
Firefighters with the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded to the scene to battle the blaze. Further reports indicate that the explosion occurred inside of a two-story home located in the 200 block of Lincoln Street.
Two firefighters were injured as a result of the explosion and transported to local hospitals.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding the explosion are being investigated.
We hope the two people hurt due to this crash recover quickly.
Explosions in Illinois
Explosions are the cause of thousands of injuries in the United States each year. In Illinois, we see countless people left seriously injured as a result of these incidents. Unfortunately, people involved in explosions are often left with severe burn injuries, blast injuries, and other significant injuries that affect their lives forever.
After being involved in an explosion, there is a significant chance that you may have to go through extensive medical treatment. Having to spend time off work to get the care that you need can be exhausting and costly. Being deprived of a source of income can have a significant impact on your mental health and well-being. To make matters even worse, there is a good chance that you will deal with significant medical expenses and property damage.
To help overcome some of the challenges that you face in the aftermath of an explosion, it is important that you seek help from a building explosion lawyer right away. You may have legal options available that can help you recover compensation to help cover your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and more. Taking timely legal action will help to provide you with the best chance of maximizing your financial recovery and getting justice.
At Burg Simpson, we are more than just a law firm. We are advocates for justice and fairness. We believe that those who have been injured in explosions deserve the highest level of representation and care, and it is our mission to provide that to each and every client. We understand the challenges that come with explosion cases and will work tirelessly to secure full compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses. If you or a loved one has been affected by an explosion, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced team at (888) 895-2080 for a free consultation. Let us fight for your rights and help you achieve justice during this difficult time.