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UPDATE: LP Tank not used at Heat Source Prior to Mosinee House Explosion

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: Fri 5:28 PM, Feb. 28, 2014

The Mosinee Fire Chief tells NewsChannel 7 a LP tank believed to have caused a house explosion Wednesday night in Mosinee was not being used as a heat source.

The explosion sent a woman to the hospital and caused structural damage, blowing out numerous doors, windows and one wall.

Cheif Josh Klug says they believe an LP tank was being used inside however they're investigating why it was in the home.

That explosion happened Wednesday night around 11 p.m. at duplex Maple Street, south of Pasha Avenue.

An update on the woman's condition was not available.

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UPDATE: Thurs 4 AM, Feb. 27, 2014

Crews are investigating what caused a Mosinee house explosion just before 11 p.m. Wednesday night.

A woman who was home at the time of the blast had to be taken to Apirus Wausau Hospital, according to Mosinee Fire Chief Josh Klug.

The explosion caused structural damage, blowing out numerous doors, windows and one wall. Klug says they believe an LP tank was being used inside the home before the explosion.

"Anytime you have an explosion you wonder what caused it," Klug said, "so it is a rare occurrence I would agree that it is unusual."

Wisconsin Public Service crews helped assist first responders after the explosion. Neighbors who live on the other side of the duplex say they were home at the time and heard the very loud explosion.

Authorities have not yet released the name of the injured woman.

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UPDATE: Weds 11:34 PM, Feb. 26, 2014

NewsChannel 7's crew is on the scene (on Maple Street which is just south of Pasha Ave.); however the Marathon County Sheriff's Dept. has a perimeter set up about a half block from what appears to be the scene. There are fire crews there, but our crews say they don't see any flames or smoke.

Wisconsin Public Service is now on the scene.

From what our crews can see, it doesn't look like neighbors have been evacuated.

The only damage to the house that our crews see is what appears to be a blown out window.

Jeff Thelen and Hannah Anderson are on scene.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Weds 10:50 PM, Feb. 26, 2014

Dispatch reports say there's been a house explosion in Mosinee that's left at least one person hurt. Crews are being called to a home on Maple Street where there's been a report of a gas leak and an explosion that's caused a fire. A Medevac Helicopter has been called to the scene.

Dispatch reports believe it may have been a propane tank in the kitchen area. Emergency crews are roping off an area.

NewsChannel 7 has a crew in route. Stay tuned as we'll bring your more details as they become available.


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