Explosion damages house in southwest suburbs

April 27, 2011 8:42:24 PM PDT
An explosion and fire heavily damaged a house near southwest suburban Hickory Hills.

It's unclear if natural gas was involved but Nicor is on the scene investigating.

The couple who lives there, Donald and Virginia Altman, will be spending the night in the hospital.

"Everybody says they're doing fine," said Christina Altman, daughter.

She says two dogs in the home at the time of the explosion are both safe.