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One Person Hurt In House Explosion

August 17, 2010, 10:00 PM by Don Jorgensen

One Person Hurt In House Explosion
MITCHELL, SD - One person is in the hospital after a house exploded in Mitchell.

It happened on the 700 block of East Hanson Street near Hitchcock Park Tuesday afternoon. As investigators try to figure out what caused the explosion, a neighbor talked about how he helped pull the man from the rubble.

At about 4 p.m. Tuesday, emergency crews got a call that a house exploded. 

"It sounds like the individual came home, came into the house, turned on the stove, and there was a gas leak in the house and that ignited the gas," Paul Morris, assistant fire chief said.

Neighbor Larry Tubbs was outside across the alley when it happened. 

"Then the guy was, actually blown out of the house and was standing out by the time I got there," Tubbs said.

As Tubbs helped his neighbor, he watched the house crumble. 

"It fell apart very fast. It was really most of the explosion looked to me like it went up. Then the sides fell apart and the roof went in," Tubbs said.  "The fact that it just basically picked the house up and moved it over 24 inches. It didn't completely explode it, didn't hurt the houses on either side. Just kind of a remarkable thing that it was contained."

Officials evacuated the area for a short time to check for gas leaks outside, but they didn't find any. 

"We understand it was probably an interior leak of natural gas in the house," Morris said.

Tubbs is just thankful he was there. 

"I just happened to be there, either right place or wrong place, I don't know," Tubbs said.

The victim's name and condition aren't being released at this time..

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