From the mean streets....
- Aug 3, 2007
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190503/authorities-responding-to-explosion-in-gurneeThe 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.
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.