HUMBOLDT, S.D. (KELO) — One person died and two other adults were hurt in a home explosion near Humboldt Wednesday morning.
Captain Josh Phillips with the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says the call came in around 7 a.m. when someone drove by and noticed a fire in the area of 455th Avenue and 261st Street.
“When we arrived, the first responders observed that it was almost an explosion that then turned into a fire,” Phillips said.
According to Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, three people were in the house at the time of the explosion.
An adult man and an adult woman were located and taken to the hospital for
treatment of injuries. The third person, an adult man, died from his injuries.
“The scene right now is very difficult to maneuver and so we want to make sure before we release any information, cause or who was all involved we make sure we have the correct information,” Phillips said.
A neighbor a mile away from the home reported to KELOLAND News on the scene being rocked out of bed shortly after 5 a.m.
Multiple agencies in western Minnehaha County responded to the scene including fire rescue teams from Sioux Falls, Colton, Hartford and Humboldt.
“Just ask that the public just let us do our investigation and then just thoughts and prayers to the first responders and the family members and everybody involved. That’s all we can ask for right now,” Phillips said.
The cause of the explosion and subsequent fire are under investigation.