GoFundMe started for Fort Pierre family who lost 3 loved ones in house explosion

Published: May. 25, 2023 at 9:27 AM CDT
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Fort Pierre, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - A home explosion in Fort Pierre Wednesday killed a child and two grandparents and left two children with severe burns, according to Dakota Radio Group News.

The incident happened at a house on South Dakota Highway 1806 near Fort Pierre.

Dakota Radio Group News reports that Kelsey and Trevor Hupp were at work when the explosion happened.

The blast killed their infant daughter, Harper, and both of Trevor’s parents, Bill and LaDonna, according to a fundraiser created for the family.

Trevor and Kelsey’s sons, 5-year-old Myles and 3-year-old Royce, were airlifted to a burn unit in St. Paul.

The blast leveled the home.

A GoFundMe fundraiser has been started to support the Hupp family.

A fund has also been established in Trevor and Kelsey Hupp’s name at First Dakota National Bank. Donations can be made at any First Dakota location.

Donations of food, clothing and other items can be dropped off at Maier Meats-The Hangout (102 Deadwood Street) in Fort Pierre.

According to Stanley County Sheriff Brad Rathbun, the cause of the explosion is unknown, but foul play is not suspected, Dakota Radio Group reports.

A CaringBridge page has been created to share updates about the two children who were burned.

Information is provided by Dakota Radio Group News.