Man dies in explosion at a farm in Roosevelt County

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Posted at 12:20 PM, Dec 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-30 20:16:29-05

GREAT FALLS — A man died after an explosion at a farm in Roosevelt County on Wednesday, December 29, 2021.

Roosevelt County Sheriff/Coroner Jason Frederick said in a news release that at about 4 p.m. dispatchers received a report of a large explosion at a farm about five miles north of Wolf Point on Highway 250.

Emergency personnel responded and discovered an outbuilding had been destroyed when a large amount of leaking propane ignited inside the structure.

The resulting explosion caused nearby soil to collapse and fill the interior of the building, killing a man who was inside.

Temperatures of approximately -25F slowed recovery efforts, but the victim's body was eventually recovered by the Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department and several other agencies.

No other details have been released at this point, including the name of the man who died.

We will update you if we get more information.