LOMBARD – The community is rallying around five students from Glenbard East High School in Lombard who were injured in a fire pit explosion April 28 at a Glendale Heights home.
According to the Glendale Heights Police Department, eight people were injured in the explosion in the 1800 block of Marci Court.
The Police Department and Glenside Fire Protection District responded at 10:16 p.m., locating several people who had received burns and summoning medical assistance, according to a department news release. The injured were transported to area hospitals.
It is believed a flammable material was poured onto a small fire in the backyard fire pit, resulting in the explosion, the release stated. The incident is under investigation.