On 06/08/17 at 3:18 p.m. The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call advising of an explosion at a residence located on Hazel Street in the Village of Winter. Sawyer County Sheriff's Deputies and the Winter Fire Department responded to the scene, assisted by the Couderay Fire Department, the Exeland Fire Department, the Radisson Fire Department and the Wisconsin DNR.
The residence sustained extensive damage and two occupants were injured. One adult victim was transported to the Ramsey County Medical Center in St. Paul, MN by helicopter with severe burns. The other adult victim was transported to Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake by Sawyer County Ambulance. The conditions and identities of the victims are not being released at this time.
The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.
Per Chief Deputy Craig Faulstich