UPDATE (3 p.m. Feb. 2, 2021): One dead in River Falls house explosion

RIVER FALLS — Two residents sustained undetermined injuries after their house exploded Monday night, Feb. 1, 2021, in the 400 block of River Hills Road.

Neighbors helped get the two residents to safety immediately following the explosion, according to a city of River Falls news release. One was transported to Regions Hospital in the Twin Cities and the other to River Falls Area Hospital.

Michael Rowland of River Falls shared this aerial video footage of the aftermath on Tuesday:

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The cause of the blast was under investigation, River Falls Police Chief Gordon Young said.

A steady stream of utility and city vehicles were seen around the area on Tuesday morning.

The explosion Feb. 1, 2021, on River Hills Road prompted a call to area fire crews, including Roberts, Hudson and United Fire and Rescue. The cause was under investigation Monday night. Photo courtesy of Cody Bodenburg
The explosion Feb. 1, 2021, on River Hills Road prompted a call to area fire crews, including Roberts, Hudson and United Fire and Rescue. The cause was under investigation Monday night. Photo courtesy of Cody Bodenburg

Crews from Hudson, Roberts and United Fire and Rescue provided assistance on the scene.

Eyewitnesses in the residential neighborhood told the Star-Observer they heard a boom followed by their door being blown open and their house shaking.

Last updated 1:05 p.m. Feb. 2, 2021