Man suspected of blowing up own Oak Lawn home

January 12, 2014 4:55:20 AM PST
A man suspected of allegedly blowing up his southwest suburban Oak Lawn home is in police custody Saturday evening.

The explosion early Saturday morning damaged part of the home on the 8900 block of West 55th Court.

Firefighters quickly put out the fire. No one was hurt in the blast.

Police arrested the man after he allegedly admitted to blowing up his home.

"I woke up and looked out the door and saw flames coming out of the house heading towards the neighbor's house," said neighbor Tricia Fandrey. "It was huge, it was scary, it was pretty scary."

So far, there's been no word on charges against the man in custody.

Police say a few hours before the explosion and fire officers were called to the home for a domestic disturbance.