Brookfield neighborhood rocked by house explosion

BROOKFIELD, Ill. -- An explosion left a gaping hole in a home in the western suburbs overnight.

It happened in the 3900 block of Prairie Avenue just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, in an unoccupied home in Brookfield.

The exact cause of the explosion is not clear, but officials say it may have been the result of a natural gas leak.

Neighbors say the explosion was so strong it could be felt more than a block away.

No one was injured in the explosion.