Woman Taken to Hospital After Home Explosion in Eagle Butte Wednesday

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EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) A woman was taken to the hospital yesterday after a house explosion that occurred in Eagle Butte.  The afternoon explosion was reported about 1:20 p.m. Mountain Time in a northeast Eagle Butte housing area on Jefferson Street.  Tony Kennedy, who is the Fire Management Officer for the BIA Fire Management Program in Eagle Butte lives about a quarter mile from the housing area and says he heard the boom and felt a shake when the home exploded.  The impact was noted throughout the community and some reports are that it was felt from as far as three miles away.  The Eagle Butte Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene.  BIA fire crews also responded to help with traffic control and protect other nearby structures at the scene.  Kennedy says on arrival, they found the house totally destroyed, with parts of the structure discovered in nearby trees and other places.  Kennedy says a woman was in the house when it blew up.  She was taken to the hospital in Eagle Butte.  The cause of the explosion is still to be determined but Kennedy says the woman in the home had stated that she had just turned on a propane stove before the home blew up.  At least one of the homes near the explosion was left with blackened siding.  Kennedy says he knows of no other injuries at this time.   (Photos below courtesy of Tony Kennedy)

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  1. This is my daughter she is in ICU with severe injuries! Please say prayers.

  2. Mark Reply

    Nationwide there have been many incidents of houses exploding & or burning whether occupied or not. This might be due to Methane & or Hydrogen Sulfide gases coming up through the ground because of underground melting of Methane Hydrates. Also the Earth’s structure has been shifting & changing from all of the Earthquakes & Volcanoes which causes underground cracking of the Earth itself & also fracturing or even severing of underground infrastructure such as sewer & natural gas pipes not to mention all of the sinkholes that are taking place.

    Research these 2 blogs: Arctic-News & Jumping Jack Flash Hypothesis.