- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

STREATOR, Ill. (AP) - LaSalle County authorities say at least one person has died after a house explosion in north-central Illinois.

The LaSalle County Coroner’s Office confirmed the death following the explosion late Monday in southwest Streator. It didn’t provide details on the person’s age or gender.

Police and fire officials declined to provide details to the Chicago Sun-Times early Thursday. It’s unclear what caused the blast.

Neighbors say they felt and heard the explosion around 11:30 p.m. Monday. They say a mother and son lived in the home.

The home was destroyed and surrounding houses were damaged.



Streator is about 60 miles southwest of Joliet.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide