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House explosion in New Chicago, Indiana leaves 1 dead

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A woman has died after her house exploded New Chicago, Ind. around noon on Wednesday.

Officials say the woman has not yet been identified. The explosion occurred in a house at Decatur Avenue and 25th Street, just outside Lake station.

The state fire department is investigating the scene. Neighbors say the explosion was so loud it could be heard a block away.

“It took a while with the amount of fire it was when we got here. I’d say it probably took a good 45 minutes, maybe an hour to get it under control and then start picking up the points again.” hot”. a fire department official at the scene said.

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Authorities at the scene say there was a buildup of gas, but it’s unclear what triggered it.

Investigators brought K9 units to the scene to assist in the investigation.

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Written by Natalia Chi

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