An explosion and house fire near Mount Vernon shut down a stretch of Highway 1 in Linn County.
Officials say something outside the home on Highway 1 exploded around 2:15 p.m. Crews say the wind carried the flames to the home. Smoke from the fire forced officials to close the highway around 2:30 p.m. from Highway 30 to County Road E-45.
Fire destroyed the home, but officials say no one was injured. No word on what caused the explosion.
One man is hurt following a farm accident in Black Hawk County Saturday afternoon.More >>
One man is hurt following a farm accident in Black Hawk County Saturday afternoon. Deputies say the man was temporarily pinned between a pick-up truck and a piece of farm equipment. It happened justMore >>
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