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House explodes in Tonka Bay

Firefighters rushed to the scene of a home explosion and fire in the west metro Monday afternoon. The incident happened around 4 p.m. The Star Tribune reports that the family who lived in the home was on vacation at the time of the fire. The home is a total loss. There are no reports of any injuries.
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Firefighters rushed to the scene of a home explosion and fire in the west metro Monday afternoon. The incident happened around 4 p.m. The Star Tribune reports that the family who lived in the home was on vacation at the time of the fire. The home is a total loss. There are no reports of any injuries.

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