Four children and two adults were hospitalized Thursday after an explosion and fire in western Iowa. State Fire Marshal’s office investigator Dan Roberts says crews were sent to a home on Kingsridge Drive in Council Bluffs shortly after 8 p.m. “There were several people outside with some injuries,” Roberts said. The injuries mostly involved second-degree burns, according to Roberts.
A report from the Council Bluffs Fire Department states a group of Boy Scouts were at the home working on a project and were experimenting with gun powder.
“There was a small explosion inside the house, but there was no structural damage. The cause is still under investigation,” Roberts said.