MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say an ATV is a total loss after an explosion Saturday afternoon in Otter Tail County, but its owner was not injured.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident at about 12:41 p.m. near Vergas after getting a report of a loud explosion and an ATV on fire. Sheriff’s deputies as well as firefighters from Pelican Rapids and Vergas responded to the scene.

When they arrived, a fire was contained to the ATV and didn’t damage any nearby buildings. The owner, a 53-year-old man from Vergas, said he was driving the ATV and had it parked in the driveway. He went inside a residence for about 10 minutes when he heard a loud explosion. He went outside to find the ATV engulfed in flames.

There were no injuries in the incident.


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