Man dies after being stuck in rubble of Jackson County home explosion

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North of the Quad Cities in Jackson County, Iowa, a man was stuck in the foundation of his home after it exploded, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

House explosion aftermath 6-25-15 (WQAD Photo)

House explosion aftermath 6-25-15 (WQAD Photo)

Deputies on scene in Maquoketa heard 73-year-old Stephen Walter Brandenburg calling for help from the foundation Thursday, June 25, 2015. Brandenburg was found in the basement, extricated from the foundation and was taken to a nearby hospital, said a statement from the sheriff’s office.

Brandenburg was airlifted to another medical center where he died from his injuries, authorities say.

The explosion happened in the 2200 block of 312th Avenue, according to the sheriff’s office.

House explosion aftermath 6-25-15 (WQAD Photo) 2

House explosion aftermath 6-25-15 (WQAD Photo) 2

Authorities found out about the explosion around 4:40 a.m. when Per Mar Security reported that their fire and motion detector alarms had been going off.

Several departments responded and members of the Preston and Miles Fire Departments extricated Brandenburg from the rubble of his home.

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