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UPDATE: 3 workers hurt in house explosion near Peosta

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DUBUQUE COUNTY (KWWL) -- Three contractors are in the hospital following an explosion in a home near Peosta on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office, the explosion happened at 16227 Bakey Lane, that is near the New Melleray Abbey.

The contractors were working in the basement at the time of the explosion.

Some family members were home at the time.  They all got out safely.

The contractors were taken to Mercy Hospital before being airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to be treated for burns.

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office along with the Epworth Ambulance and Fire Department, Centralia-Peosta Fire Department, Bernard Fire Department and Farley Fire Department all responded to the call.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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