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Man survives home explosion in Paynesville

Updated: October 22, 2019 10:12 PM

A 76-year-old man survived a home explosion that occurred in Paynesville Thursday morning. 

A news release from the Paynesville Police Department said officers were called just before 9 a.m. to a home on the 500 block of Morningside Avenue on the report of a home explosion.

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When the officers arrived at the scene, they found a home that had collapsed and a small, visible fire.

The resident of the house, who was inside at the time, was able to crawl out from the debris. Police said the man -- identified as Dennis Pederson -- suffered minor injuries that did not need to be treated. 

"They were probably as surprised as most people that I could actually walk out of there," Pederson said. 

Police said firefighters were successfully able to extinguish the fire. The explosion also caused minor damage to a neighboring home, according to police.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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