Propane Tank Explodes Near Rosemount School; No Injuries
ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (AP) - No injuries are reported after a propane tank on a fiery truck exploded near a Rosemount elementary school.
Rosemount Police Chief Mitch Scott says the tank exploded just before 3:30 p.m. this afternoon at a construction site near the city's downtown.
Students had to shelter in place at the school while their buses were temporarily diverted, but no one was hurt.
Scott says a police officer noticed a parked, unoccupied truck carrying propane tanks on fire. One of the tanks then exploded.
There was no damage to any nearby buildings. The State Patrol briefly closed Highway 3 at the Rosemount Fire Department's request, but the road is now open.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Rosemount is in Dakota County in the southern Twin Cities area.