Update: Names Released Following St. Anthony Explosion

Courtesy: Cathy Koon
Courtesy: Cathy Koon
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Updated: 6/26/2013 4:45 pm
Update: A huge house explosion in St. Anthony this morning sent residents Craig Kelsey, Theresa Kelsey and daughter Shandilynn Kelsey to the hospital.

You’d have to see the damage of the house to believe it, but fortunately the three residents who live here, made it out alive.

“You just expect somebody to be killed or seriously injured, they’re just very fortunate, just look at the damage and then just imagine being in that” said South Fremont Fire Chief Chris Hill.

“I’m definitely grateful, I mean you don’t see a lot of people come out of these things like this, that don’t have any kind of injuries or anything like that, they’re very very lucky men and women to get out of there alive with the wounds they did have” said the nephew of the home owner Cory Worrell.

Crews from the North Fremont and South Fremont Fire Departments responded as well as Fremont County sheriff deputies.

They were able to get to the home within 10 minutes of the initial 911 call which was made just after 6:30 a.m.

“You know the fire we actually were able to knock most of it down, with the metal roof holding it in we had to actually bring in an excavator and pull the metal roof back so we could get the rest of the fire out” continued Hill.

The explosion occurred just east of St. Anthony off of Highway 20.

Craig Kelsey was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center by Air Idaho. His wife Theresa and daughter Shandilynn were transported to Madison Memorial Hospital by ambulance.

The State Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause of the explosion.


Earlier:
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the three people who were rushed to the hospital Wednesday morning after a home explosion east of St. Anthony.

Sheriff's Deputies say the explosion happened around 6:30 a.m., Wednesday, on US Hwy 20 about two to three miles east of St. Anthony.

Craig Kelsey, 45, was flown by helicopter to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center where family members say he is in critical condition.  Two others, Theresa Kelsey, 45, and Shandilynn Kelsey, 14, were taken by St. Anthony Ambulance to Madison Memorial Hospital.

Witnesses tell KPVI News Six that Theresa Kelsey was thrown from the house by the blast, while Craig Kelsey was buried in the rubble. A passerby was able to keep a wall from collapsing on him and help arrived quickly.
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