User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


33° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Most Popular Today


Menno Woman Dies In House Explosion

August 24, 2010, 1:07 AM by Ben Dunsmoor

Menno Woman Dies In House Explosion
MENNO, SD - One woman is dead and at least two others are injured after a house explosion in Menno. Authorities say a natural gas leak caused the blast that sent flames shooting into the sky.

A smoke filled sky and a house that's been turned into rubble is all that remains after the explosion rattled the small town.

"Just this loud loud bang almost like a vibration, like an earthquake," Menno resident Galen Guthmiller said. 


"I live completely on the other side of town and I was in bed and it stood me straight up in bed," Menno Fire Chief John Huber said. 

The blast happened around 10:30p.m. It leveled one home, killing the woman who lived inside. The homes on both sides of the house were damaged and debris was scattered across town.

"I live on the other side of town and my wife says she picked up a pillow that was on the other side of town," Huber said. 

A board from the home pierced through the top of a camper across the street where a construction worker has been staying.

"I looked up and I saw a 2x4 or a 1x8 sticking through my roof and I thought more was coming," construction worker Daniel Barse said. 

The blast was so powerful that a large chunk of roof blew off and landed 100 feet from the home. The woman who lived in the home grew up in Menno and was well known around town. Guthmiller knew her well.

"It's something you hope never happens, yet it happened right here, and you just trust God that things go right with the family," Guthmiller said. 

And now the town of Menno is left to pick up the pieces of a blast that has shaken the small South Dakota town.

Fire officials say they could smell and hear the natural gas leaking when they pulled up to the home. The state fire marshal will be on scene to investigate Tuesday.

The name of the victim is not being released at this point.

Previous Story

Next Story


Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Ice Rink Crash Captured On Video

1/22/2015 9:03 AM

Corey Mitchell was watching his 4-year-old son Carson skate at the Scheel's IcePlex this week when he captured an unexpected crash.

Full Story
Drugs And Runaway Teen Found In SF Home

1/21/2015 6:00 PM

Eight people have been charged following a month-long drug investigation in Sioux Falls.

Full Story | Watch
Luke Bryan Coming To Sioux Falls May 9

1/19/2015 10:01 AM

Bryan will be joined by country performers Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch.

Full Story
8 Arrested In Sioux Falls Drug Investigation

1/21/2015 11:26 AM

The warrant was issued after police got a tip in December about possible drug activity at the home located near Cliff Avenue and Interstate 229.

Full Story
1 Dead After ATV Goes Through Ice On Perkins Co. Lake

1/25/2015 8:08 AM

A Newcastle, Wyoming man died after an ATV broke through the ice on a lake in northern Perkins County in South Dakota.

Full Story


Events