Five Men Injured in Fish House Explosion

By KBJR News 1

Five Men Injured in Fish House Explosion

January 1, 2013 Updated Jan 1, 2013 at 12:20 PM CDT

Five men were injured Sunday after an explosion in a fish house in northern Minnesota.

The privately owned camper was on the shore of Lake of the Woods in the Zipple Bay area when it exploded around 8 a.m. Sunday.

All five occupants had to be transported to the hospital.

According to Essentia Health, two victims are listed in critical condition at Essentia Health St Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. One is listed in serious condition and the other two are currently in fair condition.

The injured include: 45-year-old Wiliam Huotari, and 56-year-old Allen Sokke both of Fargo, N.D; Jacob Bolstad, 28, of East Grand Forks, MN; Rodney Bolstand, 51, and Joel Bolstad, 19, both of Hillboro, N.D.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.