Man, 34, killed in Oneida County garage explosion

Jared Houg was killed in the explosion southwest of Rhinelander Monday
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 1:29 PM CDT
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RHINELANDER, Wis. (WSAW) -- A 34-year-old man has died after he was injured in a garage explosion Monday night in Oneida County.

Around 7:30 p.m, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting there was an explosion in a detached garage within the town of Crescent.

The victim has been identified as Jared Houg. According to the sheriff’s office, the explosion occurred while Houg was making fireworks in his garage. None of the ingredients Houg was using were illegal. The sheriff’s office says it appears to be an accident.

Crescent Fire Department, Crescent First Responders, Rhinelander Fire Department, Newbold Fire Department, Oneida County Emergency Medical Services, and the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office responded to the explosion. The incident was being investigated by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and Marathon County Bomb Squad.

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