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Man Dies in Grand Rapids Home Explosion and Fire

By KBJR News 1

Man Dies in Grand Rapids Home Explosion and Fire

September 7, 2011 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 8:29 PM CDT

Grand Rapids, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - A Grand Rapids man is dead after an explosion and fire at home south of Grand Rapids Wednesday morning.

Authorities say they arrived on scene at 11:30 a.m. to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the house along Crystal Springs Road.

After a search inside, firefighters found the the man in a bedroom of the one–story structure.

The State Fire Marshal has been called in to assist in the investigation along with the Itasca County Sheriff’s Department and the Itasca County Fire Investigation Team.

No word on the cause or who the victim is.

Written for the web by Kevin Jacobsen

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