Chicago, IL Gas Explosion, Dec 1944

1 Killed, Dozen Hurt In Explosion of Gas

Chicago (AP).-One persons was killed and twelve others were injured, two seriously, last night in an explosion and fire that destroyed a two-story business and residential building on the South Side.

Police and firemen searched through the wreckage today for one other person believed to be buried under the debris. The body recovered was not immediately identified.

Fire officials said the blast was believed to have resulted from ignited gas in the basement.

Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, NJ 20 Dec 1944