THORNTON, Iowa – A dead body was found after a weekend house explosion in Franklin County.
Emergency personnel were called to the 500 block of 250th Street around 3:38 pm Saturday. One person was rescued from the house with severe injuries and was flown to Unity Point Hospital in Des Moines by MercyOne Air Med Ambulance. Franklin County Emergency Management says the body of Janice Marie Doane, 71, was also location.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating this incident.
Assisting at the scene were Thornton Fire Department, Meservey Fire Department, Alexander Fire Department, Sheffield Fire Department, Latimer Fire Department, West Franklin EMS, Sheffield E-Squad, Franklin General Ambulance, Swaledale EMS, Franklin County Emergency Management, and Butler County Emergency Management.