Pics/Vid: Explosion in Chicago, 6 people injured

At least six people were injured in an explosion at a large apartment building in Chicago on Tuesday. It is unclear what caused the blast, but several victims are reportedly in critical condition.

“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,” the Chicago Fire Department tweeted just before 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday along with video of the scene.

According to Fox News, first responders called for a fleet of nearly a dozen ambulances to the scene. Multiple fire engines also responded to the explosion, however, photos of the area do not show an active fire. 

“Our first concern is the health, well-being and safety of our residents,” said Roman Viere, owner of the building, according to WGN. “We are doing everything we can to cooperate with emergency services, and we are ready to do whatever we can to support our residents.”

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates as more information becomes available. 


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