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September 22, 2011 07:01 AM

Probe Into Fatal SD Blast Will Take Weeks

aberdeen, sd

The date of the explosion was corrected.

South Dakota Fire Marshal Al Christie says the investigation into an explosion near Britton that killed two volunteer firefighters and injured a third will take at least a couple more weeks.

Christie says investigators want to make sure they have everything they need to determine the cause of the blast.

Authorities say 22-year-old William Waldner and 20-year-old Jacob Waldner died while extinguishing a coal bin fire at the Sunset Hutterite colony. Jacob Waldner's father, Jack, was injured. The firefighters were on top of a building on Sept. 15 when the explosion blew off the roof and a wall.
  • Aberdeen, SD

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
The date of the explosion was corrected.


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