A Cambridge house explosion injured five people early Saturday. Isanti County dispatchers received several calls about the house explosion on the 33000 block of Hilary Circle Northeast. Neighbors told WCCO-TV that the impact of the blast caused their homes to shake.
First responders found four injured adults outside the house and rescued a man who was still inside. The survivors include three men and two women with ages ranging from 20-40. All five survivors were treated at area hospitals, including North Memorial Hospital.
The State Fire Marshal is working with the Cambridge Fire Department to determine the cause of the house explosion.
House Explosions and Fires Increase as Temperatures Drop
House explosions and fires typically increase in the winter months as temperatures drop. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, one in every five home fire deaths involves heating equipment.
In light of the Cambridge house explosion, the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office told Fox9 News that when people turn their furnaces on to prepare for colder weather, it can sometimes lead to an explosion. Experts say that while rare, furnace-related home explosions can happen when workers cut a gas line while digging nearby.
House Explosion Lawsuit
You can file a house explosion lawsuit if there is sufficient evidence to prove that your injuries were caused by the negligence of a third-party company such as a gas company or propane business. If you or a loved one was injured in a house explosion, it is important to talk to an experienced burn injury attorney right away.
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