Woman killed in Wisconsin home explosion, husband injured

The explosion could be heard from 15 miles away, a neighbor said.
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A woman was killed and her husband injured after their home in Wisconsin exploded on Thursday.

Raymond and Joyce Reidl were airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis after the explosion at the property in Cable Township, northwest Wisconsin.

Sadly, Joyce Reidl did not survive, according to the Bayfield County Sheriff's Department, via KBJR

Photos from the scene taken by the sheriff's department show debris scattered everywhere, with splintered wood, sheetrock and what appears to be some of the foundation of the home left intact. 

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Police say the explosion happened around 6 p.m. Thursday at 45975 South Lake Owen Drive. Once on the scene, deputies found the house was blown apart with what was left of the property fully engulfed in flames. 

The Reidls were inside when it exploded. Raymond was able to escape with help from a neighbor, but Joyce was trapped in the debris with the fire spreading towards her. 

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Firefighters were able to pull her from the rubble, at which point both victims were taken by ambulance to a nearby airport, where they were airlifted to HCMC with severe burns and other injuries. 

A neighbor described the blast as a "horrific explosion" that could be heard from 15 miles away, according to the Sawyer County Record

The Reidls' home is located about 70 miles southeast of Duluth. 

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