https://explosionburnlawyer.com/wp-content/uploads/fire-burn-law-firm.jpg 700 800 News Desk http://explosionburnlawyer.com/wp-content/uploads/logo-explosion-burn-legal-team-black-and-black-stack.png News Desk2018-11-25 01:05:002019-01-02 22:20:37St. Paul explosion injured two, demolished house, forced evacuation
A St. Paul explosion injured two, demolished a house, and forced an evacuation of the area. The blast happened at the intersection of Payne Avenue and Edgerton Street in St. Paul, Minnesota. The incident happened on Friday morning, November 23, 2018. The resident of the home, 80-year-old John Lundahl, was taken to Region Hospital and is listed in critical condition. A 3-year old child, living in a house across the street, was slightly injured. The blast was so powerful that debris was scattered across the intersection. The windows of several nearby homes were shattered. Angie Wiese, the St. Paul Fire Safety Manager, announced that utilities to area houses and businesses have been shut off as a safety precaution. The whole block has been condemned, according to authorities. At least eleven people have been displaced until their houses are declared safe. A dog and a cat were also rescued by firefighters, according to the St. Paul fire chief. Authorities are investigating to find the cause of the explosion.