UPDATE: House fire near Lisbon closes Hwy 1 - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

UPDATE: House fire near Lisbon closes Hwy 1

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LINN COUNTY (KWWL) -

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.

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