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Riverwalk Explosion Injures Eight

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 3, 2009 7:30PM

Eight people were hurt this morning by a propane explosion at Cyrano's Cafe on the Riverwalk. Among the injured were two cooks; four of the injured were hospitalized while four others refused treatment. The propane tank that exploded had been fixed for a leak just yesterday. Witnesses credited Jessica Herum, 24, a deckhand with Chicago's First Lady boat tours, for acting quickly and using a fire extinguisher to help fight the fire in the immediate aftermath of the fire while awaiting the arrival of fire personnel. [CBN]