BREAKING NEWS

One dead in American Fork home explosion

Mar 20, 2024, 7:16 AM | Updated: 2:00 pm

embed:

AMERICAN FORK, Utah —  One person is dead after a home explosion early this morning in American Fork.

According to American Fork Police Chief Cameron Paul, police responded to a fire at a duplex near 300 East Main Street. They responded at 5:50 a.m.

 

“We don’t know what caused the explosion. We don’t know hardly anything else at this point other than we were just trying to secure the scene so investigators and fire personnel can get inside to do an investigation,” said Paul.

However, Paul said the home explosion was big and left a lot of debris. There are no significant traffic closures as a result of the explosion. 

“There are a lot of resources here. There’s a lot of law enforcement personnel. There’s a lot of fire personnel as well with different specialties that are here to help on the scene,” said Paul. 

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

Related:  Fire officials say Orem house fire was intentionally started

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Breaking News

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on April 17. The Senate wi...

Morgan Rimmer and Ted Barrett, CNN

Senate passes $95 billion package sending aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan after months of delay

The Senate on Tuesday passed a long-delayed $95 billion package after both sides of Capitol Hill have struggled for months to send aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.

12 hours ago

Granger High School shown, an orbeez gun shooting left 3 students with minor injuries...

Mariah Maynes

Three injured by Orbeez gun shooting outside of Granger High School

Three students were injured in an Orbeez pellet gun shooting outside of Granger High School on Tuesday.

20 hours ago

The second episode of The Letter's second season, "Ripple Effect," details the second man killed in...

Amy Donaldson

Sense of dread precedes second 1982 Millcreek Canyon murder

The second episode of The Letter's second season, "Ripple Effect," details the second man killed in a double murder outside a Millcreek Canyon restaurant in 1982. 

1 day ago

salt lake city firefighters shown, they responded to a structure collapse...

Sam Herrera

Salt Lake structure collapse temporarily traps 2

Salt Lake fire officials said the two people were rescued following the structure collapse but their conditions are unknown.

2 days ago

trax train shown, fashion place trax station affected by police activity...

Emma Keddington

Man who died at Millcreek TRAX station identified

The 23-year-old victim was hit by a northbound, blue line TRAX train at 2950 South, 200 West.

5 days ago

Iranian news agency FARS, citing local sources, reports multiple explosions were heard northwest of...

Hamdi Alkhshali and Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN

Israel has carried out a strike inside Iran, US official tells CNN

(CNN) — Israel has carried out a strike inside Iran, a US official told CNN, a move that threatens to push the region deeper into conflict. The target is not nuclear, the official said. Iran’s air defense systems were activated in several locations after three explosions were heard close to the airport and an army […]

5 days ago

Sponsored Articles

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.

...

Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

One dead in American Fork home explosion