Machesney Park Man Arrested After House Explosion

MACHESNEY PARK (WIFR) -- A local man has been taken into custody following an explosion, which knocked the refrigerator door onto the front lawn.

Police say the blast occurred in the 700 block of Wood Avenue of Machesney Park around noon on Sunday.

Winnebago County Sheriff's deputies say three men were also taken in for questioning after a chemical used to make a type of marijuana was found in the fridge where the explosion happened.

"It sounded like a bomb," a neighbor said. "There wasn't smoke or nothing, but it sounded like a small bomb went off."

One person was hurt in the eruption, but walked away with minor injuries.

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