1 dead in western Wisconsin trailer home explosion

A person was found dead after a trailer home explosion in western Wisconsin on Wednesday.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, at 3:10 p.m., the sheriff’s office received an emergency call regarding an explosion in a trailer home in the Valley View Mobile Home Court, located in the Village of Dresser.

Deputies said the structure was quickly engulfed in flames and the fire spread to a neighboring trailer home a short time later. Local fire departments, emergency services, and law enforcement units were immediately dispatched to the scene.

The responding fire departments eventually extinguished the fire. Two homes were destroyed and a third sustained exterior damage.

The sheriff’s office said a lone occupant was discovered deceased in the home where the initial explosion/fire originated. No other injuries were reported.

This incident is currently under investigation and the name of the victim will be withheld pending identification and family notification.