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Neighbors Band Together To Help Princeton Family After Home Explosion

Posted On: Sep 23, 2021   |   Posted By: CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - A community is coming together to help a family who lost everything in a deadly house explosion in Princeton. The blast killed Eugene Meyer, 85, after his family says he'd just flipped on the stove Thursday afternoon.
His son and grandaughter also suffered severe burns.
Fire and gas crews left the scene nearly 24 hours after surrounding a pile of blackened belongings on Princeton's 8th Avenue. Down the street were some small reminders of the real loss to this block.
“We just wanted to help get some money for them. Just have them have a home again,” Brooklyn Anderson told WCCO from her lemonade stand.
Brooklyn and Kaylee weren't home when the house was leveled.
“I was really shocked. I was thinking we should donate or help these people because they lost everything,” Kaylee said.
They knew in their hearts to help the grandfather's family who will never be the same. They raised over $100.
Eugene Meyer had just lost his wife this summer after they'd lived in the home for decades, as the...

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