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Explosion Obliterates a Family's Home

Part of a fireplace, the smoldering body of a car and a single wall are all that remains after a house north of Loretta Minnesota exploded this morning. No one has been reported killed or injured yet, but one man is reported missing. The owners of the house, a couple with a 2-year-old child, reported smelling gas and had a propane company crew out late last night to check on the furnace, which was apparently not working.


At approximately 7:20 am this morning, neighbors reported a loud explosion followed by a raging fire at the family's home. It took around 50 firefighters from a total of six departments close to two hours to bring under control the fire started by the blast. Lucky for the family, they spent the night away from the home, although authorities still have not been able to get in contact with the husband who stayed else where than his wife and child.

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