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Probe Into Fatal SD Blast Will Take Weeks

September 22, 2011, 7:01 AM

Probe Into Fatal SD Blast Will Take Weeks
ABERDEEN, SD - 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.

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

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