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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Propane Grill Explosion/Fire

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District

1020 West Algonquin Road, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156



Incident Press Release

For Immediate Release

July 25, 2019

Contact: Deputy Chief John Knebl


847-658-8233 Headquarters

847-854-2609 Fax

School District 300, 2605 Bunker Hill Dr, Algonquin, IL

Propane Grill Explosion/Fire

On Thursday, July 25, 2019, at approximately 12:40 PM the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was dispatched for a propane grill that exploded and was on fire. It was reported that there were multiple victims that were suffering injuries. Firefighters arrived on the scene at approximately 12:44 PM and found the fire was extinguished by school district employees, but still had multiple leaking propane tanks that were secured by fire personnel. Firefighters treated multiple patients on the scene and transported three patients to area hospitals for burns and other non-life threatening injuries.

The Algonquin – Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was assisted by Fox River Grove Fire Protection District at the scene.

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