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House explodes near Grand Rapids

A woman escaped with only minor injuries when a house exploded in rural Itasca County on Monday. The Itasca County Sheriff's Office reported that the explosion and fire was reported at approximately 9 a.m. at a residence on Arbo Road, which runs ...

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A woman escaped with only minor injuries when a house exploded in rural Itasca County on Monday.

The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office reported that the explosion and fire was reported at approximately 9 a.m. at a residence on Arbo Road, which runs north of Grand Rapids and Coleraine. One woman was inside the house at the time, but was not seriously injured.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office, according to a news release.

The Grand Rapids Fire Department, Cohasset Fire Department, Trout Lake Fire Department and a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wildfire team assisted at the scene.

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