JUST IN: Multiple People are Hospitalized After Building Explosion in South Austin, Chicago

JUST IN: Multiple People are Hospitalized After Building Explosion in South Austin, Chicago

According to a press release issued by the Chicago Fire Department on Tuesday morning, multiple people were hospitalized after a building explosion located in South Austin resulted in the collapse of the structure.

“There was an explosion at Central & West End,” Chicago Fire Department announced on Twitter. “Adjacent building is being evacuated. There are a number of transports. Update to follow with transport info. No further info at this time.”

“ATF is on scene to assist. As is CPD bomb unit. Six transports so far searches underway. Three victims serious to critical.”

According to a recent report from the Fire Department, eight persons have been taken to the hospital.

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