The Day County Sheriff’s Office responded to Butler, South Dakota Thursday morning shortly after 8:30am after receiving a report of a furnace explosion that seriously injured the homeowner. Sheriff Ryan Rucktaeschel told KXLG news that the man, who has not be identified had just installed a new furnace.
Rucktaeschel says the man was home by himself at the time of the explosion.
The residence also suffered major damage.
The name of the resident has not be released. Butler is a small town located 17 miles South East of Webster.