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UPDATE: Second person dies from injuries in Chippewa County house explosion

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Chippewa County (WQOW) - Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk confirmed with News 18 that the second victim in the home explosion died from her injuries at a hospital Monday afternoon.

Names of the man and woman killed, will be released Tuesday.


CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis. (WQOW) - One person was killed and another injured in a house explosion Monday morning in Chippewa County.

It happened at a home on County Line Road, just north of Eau Claire but in Chippewa County.

Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk said they believe only two people were in the home at the time of the explosion.

Several viewers have reached out to News 18 and said they felt what seemed like an explosion, some from several miles away from the scene.

The injured person was taken to an Eau Claire hospital.

Kowalczyk said the Department of Criminal Investigation and Chippewa County authorities are investigating.

Kowalczyk said he believes propane caused the explosion.

Video with this story is with Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk about the explosion. The other video with this story is from Adam Hicks whose home is more than a mile away. One of his home cameras captured the audio of the explosion.

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