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Old 05-03-2019, 11:01 PM   #1
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The Lake County sheriff's office warned the public Friday night to stay away from the area of Sunset Avenue between Green Bay Road to Delany Road in Gurnee after a what was described as a "ground-shaking" explosion.

"Please allow first-responders to conduct operations!! Area first-responders are on the scene of an explosion/building fire," read a tweet from the sheriff's office.


The Lake County sheriff's office said the explosion occurred around 10 p.m. at Northwestern and Sunset in Waukegan.

NBC 5 Chicago reported viewers called the TV station to say windows were shattered throughout the area.

Emily Laughlin, who lives in the area, told NBC 5 that emergency responders were turning cars away.

@ABC7Chicago video of the Gurnee Explosion. pic.twitter.com/ZTyFo7096b

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"Something exploded," she said. "It looked like it was a building, but they stopped everyone from getting closer."

Other Twitter users likened the noise to a "sonic boom," NBC 5 reported.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/201...sion-in-gurnee

I didnt hear or feel anything in VH, but Im also in a noisy warehouse so. My mom in Mundelein said she didnt think she felt anything but heard something and the dogs went nuts.
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Sounds like a gas explosion
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Video of explosion (from a distance of about a mile?) in this article: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/loca...509465631.html
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I heard that last night and I'm pretty far from Gurnee.
I thought maybe a small tree limb fell on the roof, but it was probably this explosion.
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i'm in grayslake, right north of clc. google driving says 8 miles, i'd guess 7 as the crow flies.

i was indoors and heard a big boom. i thought it was from a big sudden storm brewing and a major crack of thunder. i think i had the tv on? it was very noticeable. a couple hours later i started seeing stuff on facebook come up about this story.
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We heard this in Roselle.
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I'm in Gurnee, about 4 miles from the explosion and my house practically jumped in the air, super loud too.
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One of my clients is across the street from where this explosion happened, did some major damage to my clients building.

I heard one person died
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