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Two people were injured after a home explosion in rural Marquette Co.

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TOWN OF MONTELLO, Wis. - A home in rural Marquette County exploded Sunday morning, injuring two people inside, Marquette County Sheriff Kim Gaffney said.

Gaffney said dispatchers received a call of a house exploding at around 8:37 a.m. at W1755 White Lake Ct. in the town of Montello.

Upon arrival, deputies found the home's occupants outside; they suffered from non-life threatening injuries and were taken to a local hospital, the sheriff said.

"The home appears to be severely damaged from what looks like an explosion," Gaffney said.

Neighbors said Reporter Keely Arthur that the two people who lived in the house moved in last month, calling it their "dream retirement home."

An eyewitness said next door neighbors were able to get homeowners out of the house during the explosion.

"It was a vibration. It was a bang. It was stronger than a sonic boom, stronger than the thunder we've been having with all that rain," neighbor Eileen Niven said. "I could feel it. It shook the house. It shook the foundation. "

Gaffney said Marquette County deputies and the Montello Fire Department are investigating the incident Sunday afternoon.

Authorities have not released a cause as of Sunday afternoon.


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