Explosion rocks apartment building in Des Plaines

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A possible gas explosion left a Des Plaines apartment building damaged Thursday morning. | Network Video Productions

An explosion ripped apart an apartment building Thursday morning in northwest suburban Des Plaines, but only one person suffered minor injuries.

The possible gas explosion happened in the back of a two-story apartment building a few minutes after 9 a.m. in the 9900 block of Linda Lane in unincorporated Des Plaines.

“I don’t know, I just woke up to the roof on top of my face,” building resident Daisy Roman told reporters at the scene. “There was an explosion I guess on the first floor.”

“It is really scary,” she added.

North Maine Fire Protection District Chief Rich Dobrowski said one person suffered minor injuries.

Clothes and boxes could be seen falling out of a hole in the second floor of the back of the building. A Mercedes SUV with the license plate “LUV CATS” parked behind the building also had its back window blown out by the force of the explosion.

The front of a building where an explosion occurred Thursday morning in Des Plaines sustained minimal damage. | Network Video Productions

The front of a building where an explosion occurred Thursday morning in Des Plaines sustained minimal damage. | Network Video Productions

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