UPDATE (6:35 p.m.)– Timber-Hollis Fire Department Deputy Chief Erik Lundberg confirms the call came in around 4:22 p.m.
The water heater in the basement exploded and two people have extreme burns. A third person, the homeowner, was upstairs and didn’t suffer any burn injuries but suffered from chest pains according to Lundberg.
The damage “blew the brick off the house” and the fire department is not allowing access inside the house including firemen.
It is unknown if it is considered a total loss at this time.
TRIVOLI, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office said three have been injured after a possible water heater explosion near Todd School Road in Trivoli on Tuesday.
According to Peoria County Sheriff Chris Watkins, emergency crews are responding to a house fire. He said two workers were working on the water heater at the time.
Two workers and the homeowner have been taken to the hospital.
WMBD has a crew on the way to the scene and is working to learn more.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.