Woman found dead after explosion, house fire in Richland County

A woman is dead after an explosion and fire at a house in rural Richland County.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Office says authorities were called to a home on County Highway U in Sylvan Township just after 10 p.m. Saturday. When officers arrived, they found a two-story home engulfed in flames.

Authorities found a woman’s body outside the home. She has been identified as 63-year-old Bonnie Strothman. Strothman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Strothman’s husband, Allen, was taken to a hospital in Viroqua with injuries that are not considered to be life-threatening.

Firefighters remained on scene for about five hours.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Office says the incident is still under investigation.

To read more go to WKOW: https://wkow.com/news/top-stories/2019/08/26/woman-found-dead-after-explosion-house-fire-in-richland-county/

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