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Motor Home Fire Injures One In Westchester

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A fire broke out in a motor home parked in a driveway in Westchester on July 4, 2011. The fire apparently caused a nearby propane tank to explode. (Photo courtesy Chuck Webber)

A fire broke out in a motor home parked in a driveway in Westchester on July 4, 2011. The fire apparently caused a nearby propane tank to explode. (Photo courtesy Chuck Webber)

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WESTCHESTER, Ill. (CBS) – It was an explosive start to the Fourth of July for a resident of west suburban Westchester on Monday and it had nothing to do with fireworks.

A fire broke out in a motor home parked in the driveway at 1251 Heidorn Avenue in Westchester on Monday morning.

A smoke detector in the mobile home was working and the person inside got out, but a neighbor said that a nearby propane tank exploded as a result of the fire and the person who had been inside the motor home suffered burns.

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A fire truck that was actually headed for an Independence Day parade made a detour to help put out the fire.

The victim was taken to Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The cause of the fire was under investigation on Monday.

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