2 killed after natural gas pipeline explodes near Nachusa in Lee County

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At least one person was killed when a natural gas pipeline exploded Dec. 5, 2017 outside Dixon in northern Illinois. (WLS)

The Lee County coroner was called to Nachusa, Ill., for two fatalities Tuesday morning, as sheriff's officers investigated a report of an explosion.

The Lee County Sheriff's Department said the blast sent flames and dark smoke into the air around 9 a.m. TWo people were killed; two were injured.

Nachusa is about 95 miles west of Chicago.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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