UPDATE: Man Injured in House Explosion Identified

The Bemidji Fire Department, Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, and the Minnesota
State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the cause of a house explosion on Monday evening in Grant Valley Township.

The cause does appear to be accidental in nature and investigators believe it may be related to a propane gas leak in the home.

On Monday evening emergency responders arrived on scene to find an occupied home that was destroyed.

Emergency services personnel located and quickly removed Kenneth Swenson from the debris who was in the home at the time of the explosion.

He was taken to Sanford Hospital by ambulance.

Authorities have no additional information on his current status. 

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