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Victim in Shawano County home explosion identifiedSubmitted: 08/18/2017
Victim in Shawano County home explosion identified
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SHAWANO COUNTY - One person died when an explosion leveled a home in Shawano county early Thursday morning.

The Shawano County Sheriff's Department says 54 year old Diane Pickett was found dead in the remains of the house.

A second person who lived at the house was out of town when the explosion happened.

A neighbor says the explosion knocked items from the walls of his home.

Insulation and debris covered his yard.

He says the blast almost knocked him from his bed.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.



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