SEVERE WX : Wind Chill Advisory View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Iowa authorities ID woman killed in oxygen tank explosion

Investigators say she had been using an oxygen machine for medical purposes when an unknown ignition source caused an explosion and fire.

Posted: Oct 31, 2019 7:41 PM

MORAVIA, Iowa (AP) — Law enforcement officials in southern Iowa have identified a woman who died following an explosion in a home involving an oxygen tank.

The Appanoose County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Thursday that 58-year-old Diane Golos died in the incident. Officials say the cause and manner of her death are still under investigation.

Firefighters and medics were called to a home in Morovia shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday for a report of an unresponsive woman, later identified as Golos.

Officials say Golos was found on the kitchen floor and pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say she had been using an oxygen machine for medical purposes when an unknown ignition source caused an explosion and fire.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
-1° wxIcon
Hi: 2° Lo: -6°
Feels Like: -22°
Albert Lea
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 2° Lo: -6°
Feels Like: -16°
Austin
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 6° Lo: -2°
Feels Like: -15°
Charles City
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 4° Lo: -5°
Feels Like: °
Rochester
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 7° Lo: -3°
Feels Like: -18°
Blizzard Warning
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Sean Weather 1/18 2

Image

Sean Weather 1/18

Image

Rochester Fire captains promoted

Image

Tracking Saturday's blizzard

Image

Chris and George at the top of the 10

Image

Snow plow drivers prep for snow

Image

Navigating Mayo Clinic Ambulances in the snow

Image

Snow and 18 Wheelers

Image

When to call 911

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 1/17

Community Events