Explosion Inside Enclosed Trailer Injures Two People in Houston County
Houston, MN (KROC-AM News) - Two men from Wisconsin were injured after an explosion that occurred inside an enclosed trailer Friday evening.
The Houston County Sherriff’s Office said first responders were dispatched to the Money Creek Haven Campground just north of Houston to the report that two people had just been burnt stemming from an apparent explosion that occurred in an enclosed trailer around 5:45 p.m.
38-year-old Kendal Schmidt of Loyal, Wisconsin, and 68-year-old Verlyn Randt of Marshfield, Wisconsin were burnt after attempting to light a propane heater in an enclosed trailer.
The two men were transported to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse for their injuries. Information on their medical conditions is not available.
The Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Houston Ambulance, Houston Fire Department, Houston Police Department, and Winona County Sheriff’s Office all assisted in responding to the incident.
The incident is under investigation by the Minnesota State Fire Marshal's Office.