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Isanti County home damaged in possible explosion

Images from SKY 11 show damage to the roof of the home in Wyanette Township, and what appears to be a large hole in the side of the structure.

ISANTI COUNTY, Minn. — Emergency crews are on the scene of an incident that left a home in rural Isanti County badly damaged late Monday morning. 

Images from SKY 11 show a section of roof blackened and what appears to be a large hole in the side of the Wyanett Township structure. Smoke could be seen billowing from the windows as fire crews inspected the damage and monitored the situation. 

Princeton Fire Chief Ron Lawrence told KARE 11's Kiya Edwards that a 911 call came in shortly after 9 a.m. reporting a house fire, but when crews arrived on scene they determined an explosion had occurred. A female resident of the home was located on the front lawn suffering from burns. She was transported to another location by ambulance and then believed to have been airlifted to a hospital. 

Because the home is in an area not served by a hydrant system, Chief Lawrence says fire crews had to haul in their own water, pumping it out of what he called a drop tank. The chief shared that crews had put at least 10,000 gallons of water on the fire that resulted from the explosion. 

Credit: KARE
First responders from a number of departments are on the scene of a possible home explosion in Isanti County.

The chief also shared that at least three of four cats inside the home were rescued. 

 Wyanett Township is located on Highway 95 between Princeton and Cambridge. 

KARE 11 has a crew on scene and will provide additional details as they become available. 


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