Hampton, MN – A woman died and a man was severely burned in a house explosion Tuesday morning in Hampton, Minnesota.
At 6:14 a.m., crews responded to the 24000 block of Lewiston Boulevard on a report of a structure fire, according to the Dakota County sheriff’s office. The explosion could reportedly be heard as far away Farmington and Hastings.
When deputies arrived, they found a man wandering the scene with severe burns over much of his body. He told deputies he was looking for his wife. The man was brought to Regions Hospital.
Deputies began searching for the man’s wife. At 8:55 a.m., a body was recovered from the blast debris.
The couple are believed to have been the only ones inside the home at the time of the explosion. The house appears to have been leveled by the blast.
The Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the blast.