Victim in Balaton house explosion dies

A Balaton woman injured in a house fire and possible explosion on Monday has died, a Regions Hospital spokesperson said Tuesday.

Teresa Kirst suffered burns as a result of the fire and was transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. A Regions spokesperson said more information on the date and time of Kirst’s death could not be released by the hospital.

The fire was reported around 10:50 Monday morning, on the 200 block of North Maple Street in Balaton. Neighbors of the house reported feeling a blast beforehand. The fire is under investigation.

– Deb Gau