YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — An explosion and fire at a Yankton propane company has injured one person and left the business in ruins.
Strong winds fueled the fire at Long’s Propane Tuesday and ignited a tanker truck parked next to the building. There’s no word on the condition of the employee who was hurt and taken to Avera Sacred Heart Hospital. Thick smoke led authorities to close Highway 50, where the business is located, because of reduced visibility.
Fire Chief Brad Moser says the building is a total loss. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.