Five people burned after an explosion and fire in rural Nashwauk

An explosion and fire in rural Nashwauk has left five people with burns.

The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office said the call came out around 8:30pm on Wednesday, at 15204 County Road 540.

Five people were reportedly in a home that exploded, but were able to make it out and to a neighbor’s.

Officials said two adults and three kids were taken to the hospital in Hibbing, and then the one in Grand Rapids for burn assessment and care.

Three then were transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center for severe burns.

The state fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the explosion.