Two Injured in River Falls House Explosion, Fire


RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Two people are hospitalized after suffering injuries when a house exploded and caught fire in River Falls.

Neighbors helped the victims escape the fire following the explosion Monday night, according to city officials.

One of the victims was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota and the other to the hospital in River Falls. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

Utility crews checked to make sure other homes in the neighborhood were safe. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

City Administrator Scot Simpson said there’s no indication it was a criminal act.

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