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Published February 29, 2012, 08:50 PM

1 Dead in West-central MN House Explosion

BLOMKEST, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have pulled a body from the rubble of a house that apparently exploded and caught fire in west-central Minnesota.

By: Associated Press,

BLOMKEST, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have pulled a body from the rubble of a house that apparently exploded and caught fire in west-central Minnesota.

Blomkest firefighters were called Wednesday afternoon to the house fire on Big Kandiyohi Lake.

Officials say the initial investigation points to an explosion followed by a fire that destroyed the house. During a search, an unidentified body was found in the ruins.

KSAX-TV reports the Minnesota state fire marshal's office and the Kandiyohi County sheriff's office are investigating.

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Information from: KSAX-TV, http://www.ksax.com/

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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