Man dead in Brookings home explosion, fire (Audio)

February 21, 2020

BROOKINGS, S.D.–One man has been killed in an explosion and fire that extensively damaged a home in Brookings.

Firefighters were called to 618 6TH Avenue shortly before Noon Thursday.

Fire Chief Darrell Hartmann says there were extensive flames throughout the structure when they arrived…

He says they began attacking the fire from the outside… 

They believe the cause was a natural gas leak…

The name of the man killed is not yet being released pending notification of family.

Hartmann says the State Fire Marshall’s Office, DCI and ATF are assisting with the investigation.