The Chicago Fire Department responded to an apartment explosion Tuesday and at least eight people have been taken to the hospital, according to officials.
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The Chicago Police bomb unit and ATF are on the scene, as well as the American Red Cross of Illinois.
“Red Crossers are on scene at a building explosion in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood,” the Red Cross tweeted. “Working with first responders on assisting the families now left without a home tonight.
Search crews are looking for survivors as the cause remains unknown, Fox 32 reports.
There was an explosion at Central & West End. Adjacent building is being evacuated. There are a number of transports. Update to follow with transport info. No further info at this time. 0 pic.twitter.com/Wmol70blSU— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022
Update Central & West End: there are 2 additional transports; 1 M yellow and 1 M red – both to Stroger. This raises the total to 8 transports.— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) September 20, 2022
This is a developing story.