One person dead in Richland County house fire

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One woman is dead following a weekend fire in Richland County.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department says the fire happened just after 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 24 at a home on County Highway U, near the Village of Viola.

At the scene, authorities found a two-story home engulfed in flames.

Richland Center Fire responded and requested mutual aid. Firefighters found a woman behind the home, and it was determined an explosion happened.

The woman, identified as 63-year-old Bonnie Strothman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her husband, 68-year-old Allen Strothman, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Fire crews were on the scene for approximately five hours.

The incident remains under investigation.

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