Blast levels farmhouse

A rural Moran man injured in house explosion. Deputies said Kenneth Sprague suffered non-life-threatening burns and smoke inhalation from the blast.


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March 11, 2020 - 11:16 AM

Moran volunteer firefighters extinguish the fire of a house leveled in an explosion early this morning. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

Kenneth Sprague was injured this morning after his house was leveled in an explosion northwest of Moran.

Sprague was in the house near the intersection of 3600 Street and Texas Road, according to Allen County sheriff’s deputies.

Neighbors heard the explosion and raced to the home to find Sprague inside. He was taken to Allen County Regional Hospital for what deputies said were non-life-threatening burns and smoke inhalation. Moran volunteer firefighters responded to the call. 

The cause of the explosion has not been determined.

The house was about a mile from the scene of another house explosion that injured Max Houk in November. 

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