The death of a 34-year-old woman Long Prairie woman was ruled an accident.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office reported Christy Ann Bearson died Aug. 1 at the Hennepin Healthcare-Inpatient Clinic in Minneapolis from complications of thermal injuries suffered in a house fire reported June 30 in Leslie Township in Todd County.
According to the Todd County Sheriff's Office, a house explosion was reported at 3:30 p.m. June 30 and Bearson was severely burned as a result. Bearson was attempting to light the pilot light on a household appliance when a gas fire erupted.
Ricky Peterson, who was also at the house, was outside of the residence at the time of explosion. Peterson reportedly suffered some minor burn injuries.