Propane tank explodes at cabin in Theresa, injures two | Jefferson County
THERESA – A propane tank exploded in a cabin deep in the woods off County Route 22, sent two to the hospital, and set fire to the surrounding woods.
The first call came on Friday around 4 p.m. after a propane tank exploded in a cabin accessible only by two tracks that firefighters had to travel well over a mile. It’s on a ledge on Red Lake.
Theresa fire department chief Tim Karg suspects that the fittings on the propane tank are not working properly and caused the explosion.
Two people suffered unknown injuries and were taken to hospital. Her condition was unclear.
The radius of the explosion was large enough that embers shot over the ledge and ignited the forest about 200 meters away.
Therefore, the Theresa department was called back to the scene on Saturday morning. They had been there for much of the Friday night, working in the crowded booth.
“It’s nice out here, but the problem is that they’re so remote,” said Mr Karg. “Yes, we’ve lost the structure, but what are you going to do? Even when we sat and waited at the train station. “
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