A truck carrying a propane tank has caught fire, resulting in a 200-foot tall explosion at 100 E. Main St. in Hyrum, said Brad Franke of the Logan Police Department. Two casualties have been confirmed with an unknown number of additional injuries.

The fire, which has engulfed one of its surrounding houses, has been reported at “zero percent containment,” Franke said. Local fire crews are working to contain the fire and prevent further houses to be damaged.

“We have a very dangerous situation here,” Franke said. “What we need right now is for people to keep out of this area until the situation has been contained.”

By Clayton Leuba