ALLENDALE, Ill (WEHT) — The Wabash County Sheriff’s Office says several victims were hospitalized after a house exploded Friday evening. Deputies say they were dispatched to the the 2300 block of North Boulevard in Allendale for the incident.

Authorities say two people were home at the time of the explosion and were flown to a Louisville trauma center. According to the sheriff, a group of neighbors pulled one victim from the home before it was engulfed in flames.

The sheriff’s office says the Illinois State Fire Marshall was called to investigate. The initial call for the explosion is said to have come in at 5:39 p.m. The public is asked to avoid the immediate area as emergency crews work on site.

This is a developing story. We are working to get more information on the incident.