Wheeling firefighters worked several hours extinguishing a house fire early Monday evening.
Firefighters were dispatched to 2359 Upper Power Ave. around 5:18 p.m. after a reported explosion was heard. When crews arrived, they were met with heavy smoke and fire coming from the front of the house.
Two people were injured and were taken via ambulance to Wheeling Hospital for medical treatment.
Firefighters were able to get the bulk of the fire under control in about 90 minutes and treated several hot spots into the evening.
The exact cause is unknown. The fire remains under investigation.