Stove Explodes in Pekin Home Causing Fire

A stove explodes, setting a Pekin home ablaze.

A stove in the kitchen of a home in the 2200 block of Valentine avenue explodes just after 3:30pm Wednesday afternoon.

“We believe that to be the cause of the fire and believe it was accidental,” says Pekin Police Public Information Officer Mike Eeten.

Four people inside the home escaped with only one suffering non-life threatening injuries.

One cat is unaccounted for.

Eeten believes the house is a total loss.

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