Man injured in Dakota County house explosion dies

Chopper 5 flew over the scene of a fire following a house explosion in Dakota County. Photo: KSTP/ Chopper 5
Chopper 5 flew over the scene of a fire following a house explosion in Dakota County.

February 22, 2019 10:00 PM

The man who was critically injured in a Dakota County house explosion that killed his wife has died. 

The death of the Brian Suilmann was confirmed in an obituary. The obituary said the 57-year-old died Wednesday at Regions Hospital. 


According to authorities, sheriff's deputies and first responders from the Randolph/Hampton and Northfield Fire Departments were dispatched on the morning of Feb. 5 to a report of an explosion on the 24000 block of Lewiston Boulevard.

RELATED: 1 dead, 1 injured after explosion, house fire in Dakota County

Upon arrival on the scene, deputies encountered Suilmann, who suffered severe burns over much of his body.  He said he was looking for his wife. Deputies and firefighters began searching for the woman.

The body of his wife, who was identified as 56-year-old Theresa Ann Snoeyenbos, was recovered from the blast debris later that morning. 

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