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Gas company, fire department respond to new gas leak just houses away from where Woodstock explosion occurred

A natural gas leak occurred Monday afternoon just houses away from where a gas leak-fueled explosion occurred earlier this month in Woodstock that damaged 20 buildings. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and Woodstock Police Department responded around 1:20 p.m. Monday to the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue for a report of a natural gas odor. Firefighters […]

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Illinois lawmaker renews call for legislation that would require gas detectors in buildings following Woodstock explosion

A state senator is renewing calls to pass a bill that would require gas detectors in residences following the gas-fueled explosion that damaged 20 buildings in Woodstock. Senate Bill 1370 was introduced in February by Illinois State Senator Craig Wilcox (R-McHenry). The bill would require at least one gas detector to be installed in any […]

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Community raises almost $50,000 for residents after 20 buildings damaged by explosion in Woodstock

The community has raised almost $50,000 for residents after 22 people were displaced and 20 buildings were damaged in Woodstock following an explosion earlier this week. A gas leak was reported by a city employee around 12:30 p.m. Monday in the area of Tryon Street and Lincoln Avenue in Woodstock. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and […]

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22 residents displaced after 20 buildings damaged, 2 dogs critically injured in explosion that leveled home in Woodstock

Fire officials say a total of 22 residents were displaced and 20 buildings were damaged, three of which are a complete loss, in an explosion and fire that critically injured two dogs in Woodstock Monday. The Woodstock City Manager’s office was notified around 12:30 p.m. Monday by a city employee of a gas leak in […]