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Homes Damaged In Kenosha Explosion

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS) -- An explosion rocked a neighborhood in Kenosha overnight, leveling one home and damaging several others.

The house at 55th Street and 22nd Avenue blew up around 11 p.m. Monday. Home video captured the fireball just after the home was destroyed.

"All we saw was just a crater with fire coming out of it, and then the fire trucks came up and started to suppress the fire," said witness Mike Dunnington. "It was not too pleasant. I would say the worst thing about it is, it's so cold out, and there's people with no windows in their houses at the moment."

A neighbor who lives across the street from the house that blew up told the Chicago Tribune that everything "flew" off her walls, and shattered glass went flying over her children as they slept.

When the house blew up, it sent insulation and plywood flying, before coming to rest in tree branches up to three blocks away, the Tribune reported. The explosion also blew out bay windows, broke toilets, knocked down kitchen cabinets and tore exterior walls, the Tribune reported.

But the home was vacant at the time, and no one was seriously injured.

A natural gas explosion is believed to be to blame for the explosion.

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