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Gas explosion damages house near Stoddard



An explosion in a clothes dryer causes damage to a house in the Pleasant Valley area north of Stoddard.

Fire crews were called to Pine Street in the Town of Bergen around 2 p.m. today, after a report of a blast which appeared to be gas-related.

The worst damage to the outside of the house appeared to be on a front wall and a window.

The cause of the explosion has not been determined yet.

Two people escaped the house, and were taken to a hospital for observation.

Stoddard-Bergen Fire Chief Joe Pfaff says a fire caused by the explosion burned itself out before trucks got there.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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