Minnesota Couple Dies in Princeton Mobile Home Explosion

Two people died in a tragic explosion at a mobile home near Princeton, Minnesota. Early Tuesday morning, first responders received multiple reports of an explosion at a home on the 8200 block of 52nd Street.

When fire crews arrived, they found the house leveled with a debris field on fire. People as far as 23 miles away reported hearing the explosion. Aaron Evenson, the Chief Deputy of the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office, told Fox 9, “This is by far, in my 20 years of responding to emergency calls, the largest explosion I have ever seen.”  

Sadly, a couple who had been renting the mobile home died in the explosion. They were identified as 61-year-old Katherine A. Kreger and 60-year-old Royce E. Kreger Jr. The Kregers’ dog also died in the explosion. A welder by trade, Royce moved into the home with his wife about five years ago. The property owner, Stuart Bryan of Buffalo, told the Star Tribune, “He was fantastic…He took better care of the place than if I lived there.”

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation. Authorities report shutting down an actively venting propane tank upon arrival at the scene.

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Rental Home Explosion: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Information

Losing someone close to you in a house explosion is a tragedy no family should have to endure. If a rental home explosion took the life of your loved one, you deserve to know who was responsible and hold them accountable for their negligence.

When a death is involved, your family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to pursue justice and compensation on your loved one’s behalf. While no amount of compensation could ever replace your loss, holding those responsible accountable can bring a measure of justice and help ease the financial burdens you face as you move forward with healing.

Minnesota Explosion Lawyers

Pritzker Hageman is one of the few law firms in the country with experience representing Minnesota families in explosion lawsuits. Our explosion lawyers have gone up against big gas companies to win hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients in some of the largest recoveries in American history. Following a 2021 house explosion in Princeton, attorney Eric Hageman, who leads Pritzker Hageman’s explosion legal team, appeared on WCCO News to talk about the ongoing problem of gas leaks and explosions at Minnesota homes.

Equally important would be to figure out why it was that the occupants of the home didn’t have any warning in advance of that.

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