Washington responds to home explosion

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The Washington County Communications center received multiple reports of a home explosion at approximately 4 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4 at 1114 East Washington in Washington.

Upon arrival, emergency crews found the two occupants in the home had been injured and both were treated at the scene and transported to Washington County Hospital and eventually transferred to the University of Iowa Hospital.

The home was a total loss and reports of damage to property as far as a city block have been reported.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting in the investigation. No additional information in available at this time.

The Washington Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the Ainsworth Fire Department, Washington Police Department, Washington County Ambulance Service, Washington Public Works, State Fire Marshall, Iowa DOT and Alliant Energy.

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