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Explosion in Cache County kills one and injures two others

Smoke is seen coming from a house at 5670 N. Utah Highway 23 in Cache County amid snow-covered fields.
Jeremy Cooley
The Herald Journal
Smoke is seen coming from a house at 5670 N. Utah Highway 23 in Cache County after an explosion Thursday evening.

One person has died and two others injured after an explosion Thursday evening destroyed a home in Newton.

The explosion happened a little after 6 p.m. at 5670 N. Utah Highway 23, according to Cache County Sheriff Lt. Mikelshan Bartschi.

The cause of the explosion is unknown, but the state fire marshal and a propane expert are investigating.

Bartschi said when the explosion happened it threw one individual completely out of the house. A second person was found inside trapped under debris, calling for help. Both were sent to a local hospital in critical condition.

Bartschi said firefighters braved going into the collapsed house to rescue another individual. Around midnight crews located the third person who was found deceased inside the home.

Bartschi said there was not much left standing of the house, noting that one wall was about all that remained upright.

At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah. Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University. She graduated USU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and spent the next few years working for Utah Public Radio. Leaving UPR in 1993 she spent the next 14 years as the full time mother of four boys before returning in 2007. Kerry and her husband Boyd reside in Nibley.