A powerful explosion leveled a Minneapolis home and damaged two others Saturday afternoon. It also sent all five people who were home at the time to the hospital.
The explosion happened just after 2 p.m. in the 5600 block of 32nd Avenue South. When firefighters arrived, they found one house destroyed and engulfed in flames. Two other homes were damaged.
Neighbors say Dave and Colleen Schuller and their three kids were in the home at the time. All five were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment. 10-year-old Olivia Schuller was upgraded to satisfactory condition on Sunday; the other family members were released on Saturday. The Hennepin County Medical Center says Schuller has bumps, bruises, and a slight liver laceration but she is expected to be able to go home on Monday.
The cause of the fire is under investigation but authorities suspect a natural gas leak could be to blame.