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A home in northwest Iowa exploded Wednesday morning, prompting multiple law enforcement and firefighters to respond to the dramatic scene.
The blast happened at a farm in Battle Creek on the 2300 block of Carriage Avenue just after 9:45 a.m., according to local reports.
A woman and two men were pulled from the house with severe burns to their bodies, KMEG reported.
One was transported to Sioux City by ambulance while the other two were taken to Ida Grove and then airlifted to a burn treatment center in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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“The injuries sustained by all three were quite serious,” Ida County Sheriff Wade Harriman said.
Footage of the aftermath showed a house reduced to rubble.
“You’ve got the casualties that we want to sort out and get out of here as quickly as possible for medical attention and obviously you’re also trying to secure the scene, to make sure that, you know, first responders can get in and do their job. safely,” he said.
By 12:40 p.m. local time, the fire was under control, WHO 13 reported.
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Firefighters told Fox News the cause is still under investigation. No further details were released.