MARYVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Wednesdays gas line explosion frightened a lot people in the Maryville Illinois area. The blast happened around 2 pm leaving residents wondering what had happened.
Some residents witnessed the blast. One person thought it was a house fire, and another thought the flames rose as high as the Gateway Arch.
One resident said a police officer should be recognized as a hero for driving up to the fire and rescuing an injured utility worker from the blast area.