Oct 16, 2017

Archived: House Fire North Of Brooten Sends One Man to the Hospital

One man is in the hospital after his house was engulfed in flames Sunday night.

The Stearns County Sheriffs say they responded a house fire North of Brooten after a neighbor called 911. The owner of the house, 80-year-old Herman Imdieke, was the only one home at the time. Imdieke said he was cooking dinner when he started to smell gas and then there was an explosion.

He was brought to the Glenwood Hospital with significant burns to his head and hands. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Minnesota State Fire Marshall.

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