Two Injured in Bergen House Explosion

BERGEN, WI (Ben Caxton) –A Saturday afternoon house explosion has injured two people in Bergen. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said the explosion occurred around 1:30 PM at a rural Stoddard residence located on Pine Street in the Pleasant Valley subdivision. Stoddard-Bergen Fire & First Responders and the Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and found extensive damage to the residence. The two people home at the time suffered non-life threatening injuries and both were transported to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse by ambulance. The incident remains under investigation but authorities believe the explosion was the result of a propane leak from a dryer in the basement. Assisting at the scene were the Shelby, Coon Valley, and Genoa Fire Departments, and Tri-State Ambulance.

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