Skip to main content

Victim of St. Paul house explosion is in 'unbearable pain'

The 74-year-old suffered second-degree burns to his upper body.

The man injured in a house explosion in St. Paul is in pain described by his son as "practically unbearable."

Mike "Sarge" Schultz, 74, was in his home on the 600 block of Hall Ave. Saturday afternoon when a sudden explosion caused a fire.

Schultz was pulled from the building by two neighbors, with fire officials saying they likely saved his life.

But his son, Lenny Schultz, writes on GoFundMe that his father is in serious pain after the fire.

"He has 2nd degree burns to his arms, hands and head and is heavily medicated, but the pain is practically unbearable," Schultz wrote.

The GoFundMe campaign was launched on Sunday night and has so far raised $500, but Schultz's family is looking for more support as it's not known how long the 74-year-old will have to stay in the burn unit at Regions Hospital.

Mike Schultz lived at the house alone with his cat, Tootsie, whose whereabouts are unknown.

"His cat Tootsie is still unaccounted for and we are praying for her safe return," Lenny Schultz wrote.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.

Follow Bring Me The News on Twitter for the latest news updates

Next Up

summit beach park orono

Plan to develop Orono park on hold after Daytons object

The Dayton family donated the land to the city for the park in the 1970s.

covid nurse doctor hospital wikimedia commons

Child from Twin Cities, school staff member die from COVID

Both deaths were reported by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday.

snow

3 clippers will deliver snow to Minnesota through Tuesday

Clippers move through Friday night, Saturday night and again Monday.

Screen Shot 2022-01-20 at 10.45.51 AM

Video: Inebriated Sheriff Dave Hutchinson after high-speed crash

Hutchinson was unaware of his location and repeatedly said he wasn't driving.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, January 20

A Mayo Clinic data scientists believes omicron may have already peaked in parts of Minnesota, though that reality won't show up in the reported cases until at least next week.

hospital, emergency room

2 dead, 1 critical after being found unconscious in garage

The men were believed to have been drinking together and possibly using drugs.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

2 teens suspected in 20 robberies arrested after police chase

They are suspects in 23 cases in three Twin Cities counties.

Dave Hutchinson

Hennepin Co. Sheriff was driving 125 mph before DWI crash, files reveal

Taken together, the files provide a clearer picture of what exactly happened the morning of Dec. 8.

Pixabay - casino slot machines

Canadian man pleads guilty to sexually abusing children at MN casino

Brady John Hillis, 32, pleaded guilty two counts of abusive sexual contact with a child under 12.

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

Exchange of shoes sold online results in theft, shots fired

The victim had initially arranged to sell a pair of shoes to the suspect on an online marketplace.

plow, snowplow, snow

Michigan beats Minnesota to 'Betty Whiteout' snowplow nickname

There is one BIG difference between the Michigan and Minnesota snowplow contests.

kacey musgraves

Kacey Musgraves gives shoutout to Minneapolis vintage store

The country music star was in the Twin Cities kicking off her latest tour.

Related

Elderly man injured in St. Paul house explosion dies

John Lundahl died on Tuesday night, his brother said.

Screen Shot 2019-03-08 at 12.57.05 PM

Fatal explosion that leveled St. Paul house was accidental

It was likely the result of an internal gas leak.

Watch: Camera captures moment house exploded in St. Paul

An 80-year-old man was injured and 12 people displaced.

Home destroyed by fire in St. Paul

St. Paul house explodes, neighbors help rescue man inside

The fire gutted the house on Saturday afternoon and is now being investigated.

download (1)

Large fire after reported explosion at St. Paul recycling facility

One person told BMTN that she heard and felt the explosion from 5 miles away.