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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.
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.