Three Injured in Battle Creek House Explosion

Three individuals were seriously injured in a house explosion in Battle Creek.

According to Ida County Sheriff Wade Harriman, the explosion happened around 9:30 this (Wed) morning at the residence at 2362 Carriage Avenue. Harriman said the house was fully engulfed in flames when first responders arrived…(audio clip below :17 )

All three individuals were transported by ambulance to area hospitals. Two of them were taken to Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, and they were subsequently flown to the burn center in Lincoln, Nebraska. The other individual was transported to Sioux City.

Harriman said the State Fire Marshal’s office was still on scene Wednesday afternoon conducting an investigation…(audio clip below :11 )

The names of the three that were injured haven’t been released.



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