Woman killed, man injured in St. Louis County explosion | KSTP.com

Woman killed, man injured in St. Louis County explosion

WDIO-TV
Updated: October 28, 2021 02:34 PM
Created: October 28, 2021 12:42 PM

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says human remains have been found following an explosion that destroyed a home on the Lake Vermilion shore, Hubbard Broadcasting sister station WDIO-TV reports.

A 911 caller reported the explosion along Everett Bay Road in Greenwood Township at 9:36 a.m. Wednesday.

Fire destroys home in Greenwood Township. | WDIO/The Timberjay Fire destroys home in Greenwood Township. | WDIO/The Timberjay

The home was on fire when the Greenwood Fire Department and sheriff's deputies arrived. 

Authorities said a woman died and a man was injured. The woman has been identified as 72-year-old Eva Gramse and the man has been identified as 72-year-old Michael Gramse. Both are from Faribault, according to the sheriff's office. 

Authorities are on site of fire at a home on Lake Vermilion.  | WDIO/The Timberjay Authorities are on site of fire at a home on Lake Vermilion. | WDIO/The Timberjay

When first responders arrived, they found the house debris on fire and a man who was severely injured in the yard.

The man was airlifted to Essentia-St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth. His condition has not been released. 

Officials said the woman's remains were found inside in the damaged home, which was destroyed. 

The sheriff's office will not release the names of the victims until the medical examiner makes a positive identification and family members are notified.

Authorities respond to a report of a possible explosion and fire at a home on the 1700 block of Everett Bay Road on Lake Vermilion. | WDIO/The Timberjay Authorities respond to a report of a possible explosion and fire at a home on the 1700 block of Everett Bay Road on Lake Vermilion. | WDIO/The Timberjay

The incident remains under investigation by the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office and State Fire Marshal's Office. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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