Hughes County Farm Explosion And Fire Kills 1, Injures 2


One man was killed and two others injured in an explosion and fire at a shop building on a Hughes County farm.

Sheriff Mike Leidholt says 22-year-old Troy Hattum, of rural Harrold, was severely burned when a fuel tank he was welding exploded Monday morning. Hattum died of his injuries at a Pierre hospital.

Twenty-two-year-old Chalan Hedman and 52-year-old Jeff Holshauser also suffered burns. They also were taken to hospitals. Their conditions aren’t known.

The building was destroyed, along with a mobile home.

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