Names released in explosion fatality

Mary Louise Appelgate, 72, has been identified as the fatality from the house explosion and fire in rural Gladbrook Thursday.

Appelgate was one of the residents of the home. She resided at the home with Bruce Appelgate who was not present during the time of the explosion.

Daniel David Dewitt, 29, of Gladbrook has been identified as the injured man transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.

The explosion occurred around 9 a.m. Thursday at 1207 230th St. The cause of the explosion still remains under investigation.