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Fires and explosions make headlines around the United States on a daily – if not hourly – basis. Set a Google alert for “home explosion,” and your inbox will be inundated with updates.
Here is a sampling of recent headlines:
Kane County home explosion
sends four people to hospital
From Fox 13, Salt Lake City: Four people were injured after a malfunctioning radiator exploded near Duck Creek Village early Sunday morning. Duck Creek Village is an unincorporated community in Kane County, Utah, about 200 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
Fire Chief Casey Puttle with the Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District said four people, including one child, were injured in the Kane County home explosion.
The four were inside the building attempting to light a pilot light connected to the radiator. Puttle said that, because of the cold temperatures and the amount of snow against the pilot of the radiator, the amount of propane gas being generated caused the Kane County home explosion.
The roof of the building was blown off and caused shrapnel, glass, and other debris to fly about 80 yards in all directions, according to Chief Puttle.
All four people injured in the Kane County home explosion were taken to the hospital by medical helicopter. They are expected to recover from their injuries.
Second person dies from
Dakota County explosion
From Minneapolis Star Tribune: A second person has died from a Feb. 5 home explosion in Dakota County, Minnesota.
Brian Suilmann, 57, passed away last week. He was critically burned and hospitalized at Regions Hospital in St. Paul immediately after the blast in Hampton, about 25 miles south of St. Paul.
Suilmann’s wife, Terry Snoeyenbos, 56, died in the explosion. Family members said they were high school sweethearts in Ellsworth, Wisconsin.
The day of the explosion, calls came into the Sheriff’s Office about 6:15 a.m., with people 10 miles away in Hastings and Farmington reporting a loud boom. A cloud of smoke was seen rising over the tree line on the 24700 block of Lewiston Boulevard, just south of the interchange of Hwy. 52 and Hwy. 50 southeast of the Twin Cities.
Deputies arrived to find the house leveled and Suilmann, with severe burns over much of his body, wandering the scene looking for his wife, Sheriff Tim Leslie said.
Authorities said the couple were the only people inside the house at the time of the explosion. Investigators have yet to reveal a cause of the blast.
Low Moor home explosion
hospitalizes one person
From KWQC-TV6, Davenport, Iowa: One person was injured Saturday after an explosion at a home in Low Moor, Iowa. The fire happened at a home on the 3400 block of 292nd St.
Fire crews told a TV6 reporter that they believe the fire started in the garage before spreading to the home. Derek Hoenig, the Low Moor fire chief, said the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
Fire crews had a difficult time getting to the home because of poor road conditions due to the storm moving through the area. The road to the home is an unmaintained private drive.
Crews had to use a road grader to aid in emergency vehicles driving down the road. TV6 reported that at least one ambulance got stuck on the road.
According to the fire chief, two dogs also made it out of the home safe.
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