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Building Explodes in Waukegan

By Margaret Lyons in News on Feb 28, 2008 7:43PM

Five people were injured in Waukegan about an hour ago in an explosion in a shopping area that destroying Tuxedo World, Cleopatra's Unisex Hair Salon, Cellular Concepts, a travel agency and vacant space. Details are still emerging.

So far, authorities are saying it's a gas explosion. According to CBS 2, "Windows of the tuxedo store, hair salon and cell phone store were blown out, possibly by the collapse itself or the precipitator or catalyst that caused it." Rescue crews are using thermal imaging equipment to see if anyone is trapped in the rubble.

[Trib, News Sun, CBS 2]