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Woman escapes fire, blasts at eastern Iowa home

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PRINCETON, Iowa (AP) - Authorities are still investigating what caused several oxygen tanks at a home in eastern Iowa to explode and create a fire.

Princeton Police Chief Brian Carsten says seven or eight tanks exploded Monday afternoon at a home in Princeton, a small town that sits on the west bank of the Mississippi River, between Clinton and Bettendorf.

The exploded tanks flew out of the home's roof. Firefighters found 10 tanks inside the house, which was all but destroyed by the fire and blasts.

A woman inside the home was able to escape. She was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

It's unclear why the tanks were inside the home. Carsten would not release additional information.

Authorities say the woman's husband was at work when the fire broke out.

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