'Total loss': Early morning house explosion rocks quiet Iron Range town

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The week got off to a loud start for residents near Eveleth, where a house exploded early Monday morning.

Luckily, no one was hurt, as the owner of the home was staying with a friend out of town, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office told BringMeTheNews.

Unfortunately, he won't be coming home to a pleasant sight, as the sheriff's office says the home was a "total loss" – the homeowner was contacted by phone about an hour after the blast and given the bad news.

What got authorities on the scene was a 1 a.m. phone call about pieces of the destroyed Central Lakes home strewn across the road, according to WDIO.

Despite the violent force of the explosion, the home did not catch fire, the station says.

There's no word yet on a possible cause, though the sheriff's office says their investigators are on the case, as is the fire marshal.

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