Former Concordia College-Moorhead quarterback critically injured in fish house explosion

The Detroit Lakes native was alone in the fish house when it exploded.
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Michael Herzog

A Detroit Lakes native suffered second- and third-degree burns when the fish house he was in exploded in Moorhead.  

A CaringBridge page for Michael Herzog says the gas explosion happened Sunday morning when Herzog was alone in the fish house.

He was taken by ambulance to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo and then airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul where he is in critical condition with burns covering 90 percent of his body. 

The update was written by Herzog's family Monday morning, at which point they expected him to remain sedated for 72 hours before being re-evaluated. 

"We are so thankful that Michael is alive... It is truly a miracle," his family wrote. 

According to Detroit Lakes radio station KDLM, Herzog won two state championships as a high school golfer and is the all-time leading scorer in football at Detroit Lakes High School. 

Herzog graduated from high school in 2014 and went on to play quarterback at Concordia College-Moorhead, where he is majoring in marketing. 

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