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Explosion levels vacant home in southeastern North Dakota

February 23, 2019

MILNOR, N.D. (AP) — Investigators believe a newly-installed furnace may have caused an explosion that leveled a home in southeastern North Dakota.

Sargent County Sheriff Travis Paeper tells KFGO radio that the home in Milnor was vacant when the explosion happened about 10:10 a.m. Saturday. The home was destroyed. He says a small fire caused by the blast was quickly extinguished.

Paeper says people were inside the home just a few hours before the blast.

Paeper says the home was being renovated and that investigators believe a recently installed propane furnace was the cause. The sheriff says the blast could be heard and felt several blocks away.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com

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