Marengo, IA –

The Gazette

MARENGO – A ruptured propane tank is the suspected cause of a Thursday morning explosion that killed eight dogs and destroyed a mobile home here.

The explosion happened about 11 a.m. in the 2400 block of 125th Drive, Marengo and was likely caused by a fire in the mobile home, Iowa County Sheriff Nick Roggentien said in a release.

The cause of the fire was not determined Thursday but foul play is not suspected. The owner, Linda Allar, was not home when the fire started.

Marengo firefighters extinguished the fire and the state fire marshal has been contacted, the release states.