Man injured in house explosion in East Chicago

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One person was injured Saturday in a house explosion in East Chicago in northwest Indiana. (WLS)

One person was hurt in a house explosion in East Chicago, Indiana.

Fire crews responded to the home late Saturday morning on Evergreen Street near east 139th Street.

A neighbor says he heard an explosion and ran outside to see the home go up in flames.

The neighbor says a man working on the house was injured.

It's not yet clear what caused the explosion but people were evacuated from neighboring homes for a short time.

The State Fire Marshal and NIPSCO crews are investigating.
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