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Explosion injures two at golf cart business in Britt
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Explosion injures two at golf cart business in Britt

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BRITT -- Two people were injured in an explosion that occurred at Miller and Sons Golf Cars on Wednesday morning.

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Officers from the Britt Police Department, Hancock County Sheriff's Office, State Vehicle Enforcement, and officials from the Britt Fire Department all responded to the scene of an explosion at Miller and Sons Golf Cars on James Avenue in Britt.

Hancock County Sheriff's officers were on the scene around 10:30 a.m., waiting for investigators from the state Fire Marshal's office. They responded to the scene after receiving a call about the explosion at 9:10 a.m., said Erik Hjelmeland, of the sheriff's office.

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Officers from the Britt Police Department, Hancock County Sheriff's Office, State Vehicle Enforcement, and officials from the Britt Fire Department all responded to the scene of an explosion at Miller and Sons Golf Cars on James Avenue in Britt.

Caution tape was put up around a shed at 2197 James Ave. Sheriff Scott Dodd said the explosion was accidental and did not cause a fire. He didn't know the extent of the injuries of the two victims who were taken by ambulance. 

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Officers from the Britt Police Department, Hancock County Sheriff's Office, State Vehicle Enforcement, and officials from the Britt Fire Department all responded to the scene of an explosion at Miller and Sons Golf Cars on James Avenue in Britt.

No further information will be released until an investigation is complete, Hjelmeland said.

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Officers from the Britt Police Department, Hancock County Sheriff's Office, State Vehicle Enforcement, and officials from the Britt Fire Department all responded to the scene of an explosion at Miller and Sons Golf Cars on James Avenue in Britt.

Miller and Sons Golf Cars was founded 51 years ago by Monty Miller and sons Jim and Skip on the family farm near Britt.

Today, the business provides golf cars for customers in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, including courses hosting professional tournaments. 

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