1 dead, 2 injured in Cache County house explosion
A neighbor said the blast blew up parts of the house hundreds of yards away.
A house explosion in Cache County on Wednesday evening killed one person and critically injured two others.
Several firefighting units were dispatched to the location at 5670 North State Road 23 near Newton.
Calls to report the blast and possible fire casualties were received by the Cache County Sheriff’s Office around 6 p.m.
According to initial findings, three people were in the apartment.
When firefighters arrived they found one person outside the home and a second could be heard inside calling for help.
A third person was not initially found and officials reported that they died in the blast and their body was found inside the house around midnight.
According to a neighbor who saw the blast and spoke to FOX 13 News, he smelled propane gas and heard calls for help from inside the structure. The neighbor said he couldn’t reach people inside, so he ran home to tell his wife to call 911.
The unidentified person inside the house was rescued around 6:30 p.m. Both inmates found were transported to Logan Regional and Cache Valley Hospital; one is said to be in critical condition.
Another neighbor said the blast threw pieces of the house hundreds of yards away onto his property.
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